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
|Rotation||YEAR I||YEAR II||YEAR III||TOTAL|
|Surgical / NeuroSurgical ICU||0||1||2||3|
|Outpatient Pulmonary||(1-2 half-days, weekly while not in ICU)|
|PFT's / Exercise||1||1||0||2|
|Research / Elective||2||3||6||11|
Critical Care Medicine:
|Rotation||YEAR I||YEAR II||TOTAL|
|Emergency Medicine Resuscitation||1||0||1|
|Research / Elective||2||5||7|
Critical Care Medicine integrated with other training (12 months):
|Rotation||Months Spent During Fellowship|
|Emergency Medicine Resuscitation||1|
|Research / Elective||1|
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.
Additional training opportunities in Sleep Medicine are also available to Pulmonary/CCM fellows. Sleep Medicine certification has transferred to the American Board of Internal Medicine, and an additional 12 months of training is required to sit for the American Board of Sleep Medicine's certifying examination. Our Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Division has an ACGME-accredited program in Sleep Medicine, and invites Pulmonary/CCM fellows to apply for Henry Ford Sleep Medicine fellowship training.
Interventional Pulmonary fellowship
This 12-month program is led by Dr. Michael Simoff. Candidates for this program must have completed or be enrolled in an ACGME-accredited Pulmonary fellowship.