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Clinical Rotations and Procedures

The clinical months in the Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship program at IU School of Medicine are comprised of a minimum of nine pulmonary and nine critical care rotations.The first year of training consists of 12 months of clinical rotations, and the remainder of clinical months (depending on one’s career goals) are divided among the remaining two years.

First Year Second Year Third Year
P/CC med school IU ICU IU ICU
Methodist Core Methodist Senior Fellow Methodist Senior Fellow
Ambulatory Pulmonary Transplant Pulmonary Neurosurgical ICU
VA consult/sleep Eskenazi Consult Various clinical rotation
IU consult/sleep Research Research
IU consult/sleep Research Research
VA ICU Research/elective Research/elective
VA ICU Research/elective Research/elective
Eskenazi ICU Research/elective
Research/elective
Eskenazi ICU
Research/elective
Research/elective
Eskenazi ICU
Research/elective
Research/elective
Eskenazi consult
Research/elective
Research/elective

Fellows will get a breadth and depth of training in all aspects of pulmonary and critical care medicine. Trainees can expect to be certified in the following procedures by the end of their fellowship:

  • Flexible bronchoscopy
  • Transbronchial biopsies
  • Endobronchial biopsies (forceps and needle)
  • Central venous cannulation
  • Arterial cannulation
  • Thoracentesis
  • Paracentesis
  • Endotracheal intubation
  • Tube thoracostomy (chest tube placement and management)
  • Critical care ultrasound

Additionally, there is opportunity to become certified in more advanced pulmonary and critical care procedures for those who wish to do so:

  • Endobronchial ultrasound
  • Pleur-X catheter placement
  • Thoracoscopy

Program Structure

Clinical Locations