Department of Medicine

Pulmonary, Critical Care, Sleep & Occupational Medicine

Clincial Overview

The clinical months are comprised of a minimum of 9 pulmonary and 9 critical care rotations. The first year of training consists of 12 months of clinical rotations, and the remainder of clinical months (depending on one’s career goals) are divided amongst the remaining two years:

Fellows will get a breadth and depth of training in all aspects of pulmonary and critical care medicine. Trainees can expect to be certified in the following procedures by the end of their fellowship:

  • Flexible Bronchoscopy
  • Transbronchial biopsies
  • Endobronchial biopsies (forceps and needle)
  • Central venous cannulation
  • Arterial cannulation
  • Thoracentesis
  • Paracentesis
  • Endotracheal intubation
  • Tube thoracostomy (chest tube placement and management)
  • Critical Care ultrasound

Additionally, there is opportunity to become certified in more advanced pulmonary and critical care procedures for those who wish to do so:

  • Endobronchial ultrasound
  • Pleur-X catheter placement
  • Thoracoscopy