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Pulmonary Medicine Fellowship

About the Program

The Chicago Medical School Pulmonary Fellowship is a long-standing program since 1980. The program offers a two-year pulmonary fellowship training. The objectives of the fellowship program are to teach basic pulmonary physiology and pathophysiology; to teach diagnosis and management of pulmonary disorders; to provide knowledge and technical skill in pulmonary medicine; to acquire knowledge and skills necessary critical analysis of pulmonary literature; to acquire skills in design and performance of hypothesis driven pulmonary research and to participate in such research or scholarly activity.

Pulmonary Fellowship training is executed at three sites. Fellows rotates monthly in each site. Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center (FHCC) is the primary teaching site. FHCC is located at North Chicago as a merge of a VA and Navy hospital. Program director is available at this site. It has 450 inpatient bed. Pulmonary fellows participate outpatient clinics, consult service, PFT, CPET readings, procedures (FOB/EBUS, thoracentesis) research activities, oxygen and CPAP clinics, sleep medicine and PSG readings. Bronchoscopy training is an important part of our training. We have a state of the art bronchoscope simulator in the FHCC. We are performing regular bronchoscope and Endobronchial Ultrasound (EBUS) bronchoscope. We also have recently started navigational bronchoscope at FHCC. 

Mount Sinai Hospital (MSH) is located in downtown Chicago. Site director is Dr. Rosman. It is a busy inner-city hospital with 432 beds. Fellows are involved in inpatient consult service, outpatient clinics, procedures including bronchoscope, PFT interpretations. 

Vista Medical Center East (VMCE) is a busy community care hospital with 300 beds and located in Waukegan. Site director is Dr. Srinivasan. In the first year, fellows work daytime in the ICU and participate all kind of procedures including bronchoscope and patient care. In second year, fellows work in medical floor and take care pulmonary patients and consults.  

The research activity is one of the important parts of our academic program. We encourage and support fellows to complete an IRB-approved research project and presents at a national meeting. We provide a mentor for each fellow of his/her research project. As part of academic activity, pulmonary fellows are responsible to present journal club, case report or topic conference in weekly educational conference in pulmonary division. They also participate in training of internal medicine residents or medical students rotating in pulmonary division. Each pulmonary fellow will be asked a noon conference presentation for internal medicine residents once a year. We also have monthly pathology and radiology conferences as part of the training program.