PROGRAM STRUCTURE

The first year of fellowship is spent on clinical service in the MICU as well as on the Pulmonary Consult and PFT rotations. These rotations provide broad experience in clinical pulmonary and critical care medicine. Extensive training in diagnostic and therapeutic techniques such as flexible fiberoptic bronchoscopy, lung and pleural biopsy, tube thoracostomy, percutaneous tracheostomy placement and all critical care procedures is provided.

 

The second year of fellowship consists of MICU, Pulmonary Consult, PFT, Sleep and UCSF Transplant rotations. Approximately 30% of the third year is devoted to research.  Fellows will work under the guidance of their chosen research mentor with the goal of submitting their work for publication and presentation at national meetings.

 

The third year of fellowship is dominated by research time and electives.  Electives include trauma and Cardiothoracic Surgery .  Approximately half of the third year is devoted to research.  Fellows will work under the guidance of their chosen research mentor with the goal of submitting their work for publication and presentation at national meetings.

 

Fellows attend clinics 1-2 times weekly throughout the training program. They will see their own continuity patients in a private practice setting in one of the faculty practice centers. Fellows have 3 weeks of paid vacation and 1 week of educational leave each year.