The Fellowship Program is a 3-year combined program in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, and is fully accredited in both disciplines. Graduates are eligible to sit for Board examinations in Pulmonary Diseases and Critical Care Medicine. The faculty consists of 15 faculty members including full time hospital-based clinicians and research scholars. Research training may be based in the hospital, the clinics or the research laboratories on the medical school campus.
The purpose of the program is to prepare post-doctoral physicians either for academic, Clinician Scholar careers incorporating clinical research or for clinical practice in pulmonary and critical care medicine. The training is provided by clinician investigators and basic scientists whose main research interest is the study of disease processes which affect the lung. The program is designed to:
- Produce well-trained, academically-oriented consultants in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
- Provide experience in scientific investigation to develop critical faculties and potentially lead to a career in independent academic investigation
- Provide the knowledge necessary for successful completion of the subspecialty board exams in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine