Class of 2021

The following table is a representation of our rotation curriculum for our Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Fellowship Program. There are 13 four-week blocks per year. One block is for vacation each year.

The rotations during the 3rd year are tailored to each individual fellow's interests.

Rotation Year 1 Year 2 Year 3
UMMC MICU 3 blocks 1 block 1 block
UMMC Pulmonary Consults 3 blocks - -
UMMC Critical Care Anesthesia 1 block - -
 UMMC Interventional Pulmonology  1 block  -  1 block
UMMC Lung Transplant - 1 block -
VA MICU/Consults 3 blocks - -
Pulmonary Electives 0.5 block chest radiology 1 block 2+ blocks
Non-Medical ICU's 0.5 block CC Ultrasound - 3-6 blocks
Research - 9-10 blocks 3-6 blocks
Fellows Pulmonary Clinic (VA) 1/2 day weekly 1/2 day every other week 1/2 day monthly
Center for Pulmonary Health Clinic (Midtown) - 1/2 day weekly 1/2 day once or twice weekly

In addition to bedside faculty teaching, our Division hosts comprehensive didactic conferences. Weekly conferences include:

  • Pulmonary Grand Rounds, a pulmonary and critical care evidence-based conference during which clinical and basic science topics are presented
  • Ambulatory Pulmonary Curriculum, a pre-clinic 30-minute case-based discussion of the outpatient evaluation and management of a pulmonary disease topic complementary to that week's Grand Rounds
  • Multi-Disciplinary Radiology Case Conference, in which fellows present clinical cases, a discussion of the relevant radiologic and pathologic findings, and a literature review of the illness
  • Multi-Departmental Critical Care Grand Rounds, a critical care oriented didactic conference which comprehensively covers current critical care topics and is presented by a wide range of faculty with expertise in critical care medicine. Lectures are posted online
  • Multi-Institutional Critical Care Core Conference, a collaborative initiative with other critical care programs within the region to provide a comprehensive curriculum for fellows. A 2-year program with monthly organ-based topics has been developed.

As an academic institution, there are many additional conferences and lectures that the fellows may attend as their schedules allow. These include the following:

  • Interventional Pulmonology Conference (monthly)
  • Interventional Pulmonology Journal Club (monthly)
  • Multidisciplinary Thoracic Oncology Tumor Board (weekly)
  • Multidisciplinary Interstitial Lung Disease Conference (every other week)
  • Medicine Grand Rounds, including Department of Medicine Clinicopathologic Conference (weekly)
  • Translational Research Conference and Inflammation Research Group Conference