Inpatient Clinical Duties

Pulmonary and critical care fellows spend two-thirds of their training period on a clinical service and one-third on a research service.
 
Year 1: 11 months of clinical rotations, 1 month of research.
Year 2: 3-4 months of clinical rotations, 8-9 months of research.
Year 3: 8-9 months of clinical rotations, 3-4 months of research.

Inpatient Pulmonary Consultation

Fellows have approximately 9 pulmonary consult months over the three-year fellowship.  They are expected to lead the inpatient consult team at each of the three hospitals. Fellows become proficient at evaluation and management of a myriad of pulmonary disorders, adept at performing and interpreting pulmonary function and cardiopulmonary testing, and lung and pleural ultrasound. Fellows also participate in our busy hyperbaric medicine practice while on consult at LLUMC.

Critical Care

The fellowship offers a broad experience in intensive care through rotations on the medical intensive care unit (MICU), surgical intensive care unit (SICU), neurological-multidisciplinary critical care service (NMCCS), and cardiothoracic intensive care unit (CTICU). Fellows gain experience in the evaluation and management of a wide variety of advanced critical illnesses, typical of a tertiary care referral center. They become versed in delivering advanced mechanical ventilation, interpreting both invasive and non-invasive monitoring, performing critical care procedures, and using critical care ultrasound.  Fellows will be expected to supervise and teach residents in all facets of ICU care. 

Electives

Elective options include burn ICU, cardiology, infectious disease, and interventional pulmonology rotations.