Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine Fellowship
The fellowship program in Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University is well-established and has a tradition of graduating both superior clinicians and researchers. Sidney Kimmel Medical College was established in 1824, and is one of the largest private medical colleges in the United States.
Our goal is to prepare qualified individuals as proficient clinicians with critical rigor and to tailor training to fit candidate needs for varying degrees of scholarship. By the end of the training period, fellows will be skilled in:
Managing pulmonary diseases and general critical care problems
Performing complex bronchoscopy
Critical care procedures and ultrasound for the ICU
Fellows will be trained to critically review scientific literature as well as design and execute clinical research. This is a three-year program (with optional additional years for research) leading to eligibility for board certification in pulmonary medicine and critical care medicine. The majority of the training experience is at Sidney Kimmel Medical College and its University Hospital, which is located in Center City Philadelphia.
This highly flexible program enables individuals to achieve his or her personal training goals while fulfilling requirements for board certification in pulmonary medicine and critical care medicine. The division claims 100% pass rate for graduating fellows in both ABIM pulmonary and critical care medicine. The first 12 months are devoted primarily to clinical training, with time divided between pulmonary medicine, medical and surgical critical care, chest radiology, anesthesia and the pulmonary function lab.
The remaining requirements for board certification in pulmonary medicine and critical care are arranged to suit individual training goals throughout the second and third years. A number of elective clinical rotations focusing on specialized areas of interest in pulmonary medicine and critical care are also offered. Our division offers multi-disciplinary research training opportunities in several areas of lung biology. Specific features of the clinical training program and the research training program are available. It is emphasized that the training experience is designed to help the trainee develop a scholarly approach to clinical problems and to laboratory or clinical investigation. Acceptance into the fellowship training program is very competitive with over 350 applicants for four slots per year.