Welcome from the Program Director!
Welcome to the EVMS Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship Program. We are proud to offer the only pulmonary and critical care fellowship program in the Hampton Roads/Costal Virginia area. I would like to personally thank you for your interest in our program. Hopefully the information on this website will provide you with an overview of our academic program and our clinical services.
Our program exists as a partnership between EVMS and the Sentara Medical System. We also work closely with nearby Old Dominion University, collaborating on various research endeavors. We have affiliations with Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital, Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and INOVA Fairfax. Because of these partnerships, our program has many distinct advantages. First, it allows for a broad range of clinical experience, working in numerous hospitals and health care systems. Second, the program is flexible enough to allow individual fellows to pursue interests either in academics or in clinical medicine, depending on personal career goals. Finally, the majority of affiliated hospitals and clinics are located within the Eastern Virginia Medical Campus, which means fellows are not required to spend significant amounts of time commuting between sites. The primary teaching hospital, Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, was recently recognized as the number one ranked hospital in Virginia by U.S. News & World Report.
Our outstanding faculty are dedicated to medical education, and have been the recipients of numerous teaching awards. Many of our staff members have been recognized not only as gifted clinicians, but also as leaders in the field. Renowned research scientists from EVMS and ODU help to structure our research curriculum and to create ample opportunities for scientific investigation. Our pulmonary and critical care division has an excellent working relationship with the department of medicine, other medical specialties, and local private practice physicians, many of whom serve as adjunct/community faculty. The fellows in our program have the chance to participate in educational activities and multidisciplinary rounds with residents, fellows, and faculty from other departments, further broadening their educational experience.
I think you will find that the Hampton Roads area/Costal Virginia area is a great place to live and work. It offers a diverse patient population with fascinating and complex medical issues. Norfolk is home to numerous professional and collegiate sports teams. The city also offers a wide variety of museums, theaters, concerts, and festivals. The climate is very mild and many of our staff enjoy outdoor sports and recreation year-round. The close proximity to Virginia Beach and the Chesapeake Bay also allows for a wide range of aquatic activities.
I hope you will consider coming to Norfolk and visiting our program for yourself. If you do, I think you will agree that the EVMS Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship Program offers an outstanding educational experience, exciting research opportunities, supportive and knowledgeable faculty, an excellent work environment and a great location.
Joshua Sill, MD, FACP, FCCP
Associate Professor of Medicine
Program Director, Pulmonary & Critical Care Fellowship