Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine Fellowship Curriculum
Our Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine Fellowship
Program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for
Graduate Medical Education for both Pulmonary Disease and
Critical Care Medicine subspecialty certification.
The University of Vermont/UVM Medical Center fellowship program
emphasizes the integration of clinical care, education and
research in a collegial environment. Two fellows are accepted
each year for the three-year program.
Components of the Fellowship Program
Pulmonary Medicine Consultation Service
Each fellow serves six months on the consult service
diagnosing and managing hospitalized patients with a wide variety
of pulmonary diseases.
Critical Care Medicine
Each fellow spends nine months in the medical intensive
care unit which is staffed by pulmonary and critical care
faculty. Each fellow also spends three months in the surgical
intensive care unit working with a dedicated surgical critical
care team. The surgical intensive care unit cares for patients
with a wide variety of surgical related diseases including
cardiac surgery, neurosurgery and trauma.
Each fellow has a continuity clinic at the Pulmonary
Ambulatory Clinic one-half day per week. Ambulatory care
electives are also available.
Each fellow spends a dedicated month in the Pulmonary
Function Lab, which involves one on one didactics and hands on
Each fellow spends a dedicated month at the sleep disorders clinic and teh Clinical Neurophysiology Laborartory, which involves one on one didactics and hands on learning.
Related Clinical Experiences
l fellows do a rotation in anesthesia, and in the
pulmonary function laboratory. Electives are available in many
other areas, such as thoracic radiology, infectious disease,
allergy, immunology, cystic fibrosis and pulmonary
Our program is designed to prepare fellows for a career in
academic medicine. We provide 16 months of protected time
devoted to research. Our fellows work closely with members of
the Vermont Lung Center which is the research section of our
Division. The faculty prides itself on outstanding academic
achievements and mentoring. Many fellows go on to continue their
research during a 4th year of training that may be supported by
our T32 training grant in lung biology.
If you would like more detailed information about our fellowship
program, please download our
Fellowship Training Program Handbook The handbook is given to
each of our fellows at the start of their fellowship.
Garth Garrison, M.D.