Pulmonary Critical Care Clinical Training


Clinical Facilities

We are fortunate with the Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship Program to have an amazing group of hospitals connected into a unified complex with the state-of-the-art Louis Stokes VA Medical Center just a short walk or drive away. All of this is situated in the heart of Case Western Reserve University campus and University Circle, which happens to be the cultural hub of Cleveland. Between UH Cleveland Medical Center and the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Center are several museums and Severance Hall, home of the Cleveland Orchestra. Along Martin Luther King Drive is a large park where many cultural organizations have created gardens representing their ethnic pride. Learn more about our training facilities, including:

Three Year Road Map

The first year of the fellowship program will consist mostly of clinical rotations with one month dedicated to identifying a mentor and research project. In their second year of fellowship, all fellows will attend a 4-week course on clinical and translational research at Case Western Reserve University (Clinical Research Scholar Program). Second-year fellows will have 4 to 6 months of dedicated research time. In the third year of fellowship, fellows have an option of a "research track" where they will have a schedule with 6 months of protected research time. Fellows with clinical interests will have individualized schedules to complete their research projects and meet their clinical goals.

The academic year is divided into 26 blocks (2-weeks each):

Facility Education F1 F2 F3 (research track)1 F3 (non-research track)
VA MICU 5 0 0 0
  Consult 4 1 0 0
  Procedures 3 2 0 0
UH MICU Day 5 3 1 3
  MICU Night 2 2 2 2
  Consult 0 2 3 3
  Procedures 0 2 2 3
  Ambulatroy 1 2 1 2
UH Non-medical ICU 3 0 3 3
Research CRSP course 0 2 0 0
  Research 0 6 12 5
Other Electives2 1 2 0 3
  Vacation 2 2 2 2
Total   26 26 26 26

1. In their second year, fellows will have the chance to apply for research track for their third year (requirements are detailed in the research section of the fellowship manual)
2. Electives include sleep, cystic fibrosis, palliative care, ILD, pulmonary hypertension and lung transplantation

Deviations may occur in the following circumstances:

  • The program identifies areas that need improvement in the fellow's clinical development.
  • The fellow's interests are mainly in clinical medicine.
  • The fellow's research experience and productivity are suboptimal, as judged by the fellow, the fellow's mentor, research committee, and program director.


UH Cleveland Medical Center

Louis Stoke VA Medical Center