Pulmonary Fellowship Overview
At the completion of fellowship, fellows are eligible to take both the Pulmonary Medicine and the Critical Care Medicine board examinations by the American Board of Internal Medicine.
The Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship at the University of Virginia is a three-year program that provides a strong background in clinical pulmonary medicine and the management of critically ill patients. At least 12 months of research experience is provided in the fellowship in the clinical research track.
A second 18-month research experience is offered for fellows interested in the academic research track. The research may be in either clinical or basic science areas.
The Division, with 15 full-time faculty members who have a range of clinical interests, is small enough to afford ample opportunities for one-on-one faculty-fellow interactions, while also providing breadth and depth in its training. Division faculty and fellows provide inpatient care and consultation, and staff the Medical Intensive Care Unit, where a fellow is the chief medical officer. In addition, fellows rotate through nonmedical intensive care units, including the coronary care unit, neurological intensive care unit, and the surgical-trauma intensive care unit.
Outpatient services are provided for more than 4,000 patients each year in the Pulmonary Clinic, which includes a Pulmonary Function Lab. Procedures are performed in the intensive care units and the multidisciplinary endoscopy unit. Specialized clinical programs provide expertise in interstitial lung disease, pulmonary hypertension, sleep disorders, lung transplantation, and adult cystic fibrosis. The division works closely with thoracic surgery, otolaryngology, and pathology on interdisciplinary projects.
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