Pulmonary/Critical Care Fellowship Program
The Pulmonary/Critical Care Fellowship Training Program and Interventional Pulmonology Fellowship Program at the University of Louisville are three-year programs administered through the University of Louisville School of Medicine and run by the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Disorders Medicine.
The programs are designed to be in accordance with the guidelines set forth by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) to guarantee that all individuals completing the entire three-year program will be eligible for board certification in both Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine.
The goal of the Pulmonary/Critical Care Fellowship Training Program is to prepare fellows for a career in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine (CCM) by providing extensive clinical training, basic or clinical research experience, and teaching responsibilities. The fellow will develop these skills in an environment of scholarship and inquiry. The graduating fellow will possess the cognitive knowledge, procedural and interpersonal skills, professional attitudes and practical experience required to become a practicing pulmonologist/intensivist.
The successful Pulmonary/CCM academician must possess a broad variety of skills that will be provided by the fellowship training program. Trainees will develop experience and expertise in the diagnosis and management of a diverse spectrum of patients with disorders referable to the disciplines of Pulmonary and CCM.
This experience and expertise will be acquired by the trainee under the supervision of attending faculty through the management of patients in primary care and consultative roles in diverse inpatient and ambulatory settings. The trainee will acquire skills in basic or clinical investigation by conducting research in a structured and supervised environment. These clinical and research experiences will be supplemented by numerous conferences and didactic lectures.
► PROGRAM STRUCTURE
The Fellowship program encompasses 6-12 months of research time and 24-30 months of clinical time. The first year of the fellowship program emphasizes clinical training. The other two years of training emphasize research punctuated with clinical training. All fellows spend a half-day per week in an outpatient pulmonary continuity clinic for a minimum of 24 months of their training. They are only excused from outpatient responsibility during MICU rotations.