Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship Training and Research Program

Fellows in MetroHealth's program gain exposure to the complete spectrum of pulmonary diseases and critical care illnesses, as well as a year of focused research. For more information, please email us.

Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship Training and Research Program

Fellows in MetroHealth's program gain exposure to the complete spectrum of pulmonary diseases and critical care illnesses, as well as a year of focused research. For more information, please email us.

Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship

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MetroHealth Medical Center’s Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship Program is an independently accredited 3 year training program. Due to the close affiliation of MetroHealth and the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, all of the major teaching institutions of the School of Medicine offer opportunities for Fellows to gain a broader experience in Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine, if they so desire. Aside from MetroHealth, the Veterans Administration Medical Center, University Hospitals of Cleveland, and The Cleveland Clinic Foundation all offer opportunities to MetroHealth fellows.  

The overall structure of Fellowship training is such that Fellows spend their first year of training in clinical activities, performing a total of about nine (9) months on core rotations (each core rotation lasts four (4) weeks), two to three months on assigned electives, and four (4) weeks of vacation. All rotations in the first year are performed at the Fellow’s home institution. During the first year, Fellows are also expected to identify an area of research to pursue in the latter years of the Fellowship.

During the second and third years of the Fellowship, Fellows will choose their program based upon their career goals. All Fellows are asked to spend a sizeable time (at least 12 months) on research and related activities. This is begun at the start of the second year with the option of additional research time in the third year of Fellowship, if desired. Those less interested in research can choose to devote more time to clinical electives (i.e. thoracic surgery, etc.). Fellows are expected to do a sufficient number of core rotations to exceed the minimum clinical requirements for board eligibility (a minimum of 18 months of core critical care and pulmonary rotations). Second and third year Fellows may choose, with the approval of the Program Director, to perform some electives at the affiliated institutions. Second and third year Fellows continue to participate in outpatient clinical activities (1/2 day per week).

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