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Pulmonary / Critical Care Medicine Fellowship

Curriculum


Clinical Rotations
First Year Fellow
Inpatient/Consultation                      4 Months
Surgical Intensive Care Unit 1 Month
Research 2.5 Months
Sleep Medicine 2 Months
Rehabilitation .5 Month
Medicine Intensive Care Unit 2 Months

Second Year Fellow
Surgical Intensive Care Unit 1 Month
Inpatient/Consultation 4 Months
Medicine Intensive Care Unit 2 Months
Research 3 Months
Sleep Medicine 2 Months

Third Year Fellow
Inpatient/Consultation 4 Months
Surgical Intensive Care Unit 1 Month
Research 3 Months
Sleep Medicine 2 Months
Medicine Intensive Care Unit 2 Months

Continuity Clinic
AMC Ambulatory Care            One 1/2 day session per week
VA Ambulatory Care Two 1/2 day sessions per week

Conferences
Intercity Chest Conference Tuesday 7:30-8:30am
Case Conference Tuesday 12:00-1:00pm
Journal Club Wednesday 12:00-1:00pm
Pulmonary/Critical Care Conference Wednesday 7:30-8:30am
VAMC Conference 1st Week .
Physiology 2nd Week .
Fellows Lecture 3rd Week .
Visiting Lecture 4th Week .
Administrative 5th Week .
Morbidity and Mortality Thursday 12:00-1:00pm
Medical Grand Rounds 2nd Thursday of the month 8:30-9:30am
Fellow Conference Series Monday 12:00-1:00pm

The inpatient rotations include: consultative service, inpatient service, MICU and SICU.  The VA Hospital service includes a combined critical care, sleep and consultative experience. A number of electives are available and include thoracic surgery, CCU, PICU, sleep and allergy. A continuity clinic is maintained by each fellow and is scheduled for one afternoon each week.

The scheduled conferences include: physiology/research, case conferences, journal club, morbidity and mortality, didactic lectures by attendings and fellows, and a combined chest conference (pathology/chest radiology/thoracic surgery/oncology/nuclear medicine/pulmonary medicine). Graduate medical education lectures review genetics, biostatistics, bioethics, plus an overview of the legal and financial aspects of medical practice.

During the fellowship there is ample opportunity to attend national conferences (Cystic Fibrosis, ATS, ACCP) in addition to the Northern New England Pulmonary Fellows Conference.

Protected time for clinical research is available and commensurate with the individual fellow’s level of interest and commitment to a research project. Fellows also have the opportunity to participate in teaching at the medical college by giving didactic lectures and bedside teaching to students, residents, physician assistant students, and respiratory therapy students.  

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