Education and Training

Education and training in the Case Western Reserve University/University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship Program consist of 18-20 months of clinical exposure, the majority of which occurs during the first year. We have a large and diverse patient population at both University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center and the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center. In addition to the core critical care and consult rotations, at UH Cleveland Medical Center our fellows rotate with the following teams:

  • Cardiac critical care team
  • Cardiothoracic critical care team
  • Neurosurgical critical care team
  • Surgical critical care team
  • Trauma critical care team

Our program provides fellow coverage 24/7 for the UH Cleveland Medical Center medical intensive care unit (MICU). Fellows covering nights in the MICU have no other clinical/research requirements, although self-learning modules and board review materials are available if there is downtime. Our 24/7 coverage system meets all Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) duty hour guidelines.

Diverse and Comprehensive Clinical Experience

The ambulatory experience for our fellows is divided such that the first two years of training are at the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center. Each fellow has a half day of clinic per week except when covering nights or in the MICU. The third-year fellows have clinic at UH Cleveland Medical Center one-half day per week. Also, during the third-year fellows have the opportunity to participate in a sub-subspecialty clinic for six months, including:

  • Adult cystic fibrosis
  • Asthma
  • Interstitial lung disease (ILD)
  • Lung cancer
  • Pulmonary hypertension (HTN)
  • Sleep
  • Tuberculosis (TB)
  • Lung transplantation

Learn More about Pulmonary Critical Care Education

Core learning in the Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship Program is robust to support fellows in their comprehensive education and training. We offer advanced specialized pulmonary and critical care medicine training in diverse settings. Learn more about:

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