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Pulmonary Critical Care Program Structure

The Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship program at IU School of Medicine is structured to preserve flexibility and diversity for a myriad of career development goals.

The first year is comprised of 12 months of clinical time, split between pulmonary and critical care medicine. The second and third years are structured based upon the individual’s career goals. Those who wish to pursue a clinical career will have a total of 30 months of clinical time, with six months devoted to a clinical research project. Those who join our T32 training grant (usually one fellow per year) will have 18 months of protected research time. Those who wish to pursue a research/academic career will have somewhere between six and 16 months of protected research time, depending on their research project and career goals. Regardless of the pathway chosen, call and weekend duties are split evenly among all fellows.

All fellows will have one half-day of outpatient pulmonary clinic for the duration of their training at one of our outpatient facilities.
Clinical Pathway Academic Pathway
Year 1:  12 clinical months
Year 2:  9 clinical months, 3 research months
Year 3:  9 clinical months, 3 research months
Year 1:  12 clinical months
Year 2:  4-6 clinical months, 6-8 research months
Year 3:  4-12 clinical months, 0-8 research months
30 clinical and 6 research months
(Fellow may petition for more research months if project requires it)
Clinical research
Basic science research
Define clinical or quality improvement project based upon individual's interest with a designated clinical mentor. Goal of this pathway is publication of the project results Basic science or high-end clinical research (CITE program strongly suggested) with a mentor panel consisting of faculty (pulmonary or otherwise) with research funding and secondary mentor in pulmonary division. Goal of this pathway is to obtain extramural funding for the fellow applicant. This pathway may require extra year of research training to complete.

Clinical rotations and procedures