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.

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

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

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