Structure and Overview

The Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship Program at Eastern Virginia Medical School is a three year combined training program, which includes training in both pulmonary diseases and critical care medicine.  The main goal of the fellowship program is to produce outstanding pulmonary and critical care physicians, who are leaders in their field and in their communities.  We do this by providing outstanding clinical training that encompasses all pertinent areas of pulmonary and critical care medicine, along with exciting research opportunities.  A great deal of flexibility is built into the program.  While all fellows will be expected to participate in research, those interested in a career in academic medicine will be allocated more time to pursue their research endeavors.  Those fellows who desire a career in clinical medicine will have additional elective time to spend honing their clinical skills and exploring other areas of interest.

 

Rotation schedule sample

First Year

Second Year

Third Year

Intro to PCCM

Outpatient pulmonary medicine

Outpatient pulmonary medicine

Outpatient pulmonary medicine

Inpatient Pulmonary Consults

Inpatient Pulmonary Consults

Outpatient pulmonary medicine

Inpatient Pulmonary Consults

MICU/CCU

Inpatient Pulmonary Consults

MICU/CCU

MICU/CCU

Inpatient Pulmonary Consults

MICU/CCU

MICU/CCU

Inpatient Pulmonary Consults

SICU

SICU

MICU/CCU

Elective

Interventional Pulmonary Med.

MICU/CCU

Research

Elective/Research

SICU

Research

Elective/Research

Sleep medicine

Research

Elective/Research

Elective

Research

Elective/Research

Research

Transplant

Elective/Research

 

 

 

 

MICU: Medical Intensive Care Unit; SICU: Surgical Intensive Care Unit

 

Available electives:

Anesthesia, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Chest Radiology, Critical Care US/Echocardiography, Sleep Medicine, ENT, Palliative Care, Nephrology, Interventional Pulmonary Medicine

 

Procedures:

Trainees can expect to become certified in all pulmonary and critical care procedures required by the American Board of Internal Medicine and in all procedures recommended in the Pulmonary and Critical Care Curricular Milestones consensus statement issued by the American College of Chest Physicians, the American Thoracic Society, Society of Critical Care Medicine and Association of Pulmonary and Critical Care Program Directors.  These include flexible bronchoscopy, transbronchial biopsies, endobronchial biopsies (forceps and needle), endobronchial ultrasound, central venous cannulation, arterial cannulation, thoracentesis, paracentesis, endotracheal intubation, tube thoracostomy (chest tube placement and management), and thoracic ultrasound.  Procedures that fellows may have the opportunity to learn, but are not required for graduation include navigational bronchoscopy, percutaneous tracheostomy, renal replacement therapy, transvenous pacing, pleurx catheter placement, bronchial thermoplasty and interventional bronchoscopic procedures.