Educational Program

This fellowship is designed to meet full compliance with the guidelines and requirements set forth by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. Upon successful completion of this fellowship, trainees will be eligible to take the Subspecialty Certification Examinations in Pulmonary Medicine and Critical Care Medicine offered by the American Board of Internal Medicine. Over the past ten years, the first-time pass rate for both Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Board Examinations has been well over 95% for graduates of this program.

Clinical rotations offer a broad spectrum of patients and diseases. Fellows are exposed to the latest technology including:

  • Esophageal Doppler monitoring
  • Minimally invasive cardiac output monitoring
  • Video-assisted laryngoscopy
  • Flexible bronchoscopy for acute airway management
  • Diagnostic procedures

Fellows take an active role in direct patient care, and there are no "private" patients or "private" attending physicians. Divisional conferences are held every week and include:

  • Critical Care Ground Rounds
  • Radiology/Pathology Conference
  • Pulmonary Seminars
  • Fellows' Conferences.

The fellowship experiences may be tailored to meet the individual fellow's interests, goals and career plans. A typical schedule is as follows:

Pulmonary / Critical Care Medicine

Months Spent During Fellowship
Rotation YEAR I YEAR II YEAR III TOTAL
Medical ICU 4 3 2 9
Surgical / NeuroSurgical ICU 0 1 2 3
Outpatient Pulmonary (1-2 half-days, weekly while not in ICU)
Inpatient Consults 1 1 0 2
Bronchoscopy/Procedures 1 1 1 3
Lung Transplant 1 0 0 1
PFT's / Exercise 1 1 0 2
Sleep Medicine 0 1 1 2
Pulmonary HTN 1 1 0 2
Radiology 1 0 0 1
Research / Elective 2 3 6 11
TOTAL 36 months

Critical Care Medicine:

Months Spent During Fellowship
Rotation YEAR I YEAR II TOTAL
Medical ICU 4 4 8
Surgical ICU 1 2 3
Neurosurgical ICU 1 0 1
Bronchoscopy/Procedures 1 0 1
Anesthesia 1 0 1
Emergency Medicine Resuscitation 1 0 1
Quality Improvement 0 1 1
Sleep Medicine 1 0 1
Research / Elective 2 5 7
TOTAL 24 months

Critical Care Medicine integrated with other training (12 months):

Rotation Months Spent During Fellowship
Medical ICU 6
Surgical ICU 1
Neurosurgical ICU 1
Bronchoscopy/Procedures 1
Anesthesia 1
Emergency Medicine Resuscitation 1
Research / Elective 1
TOTAL 12 months

On-call duties

The fellowship on-call duties involve overnight in-house responsibility for the MICU. During one-month rotations, fellows are on-call on average 1 night per week. There is a night-float system in place on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Over the duration of the fellowship, fellows are on-call on-average every 8th night.

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