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Curriculum

Our educational program for the Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Fellowship is comprised of an 18-month core program and an 18-month subspecialty track.

Core Rotation

You will complete the core curriculum rotations during the first half of your fellowship training, which fulfills ABIM board-eligibility requirements in both pulmonary diseases and critical care medicine (except for your longitudinal clinic experience).

Rotation Year 1
(Months)
Year 2
(Months)
Year 3
(Months)
Total
(Months)
Orientation 0.5 0 0 0.5
Hospital Consult 0.5 1 0 1.5
Primary Hospital Consult 1.5 0 (0-0.5) 1.5
Advanced Lung Disease 1.5 0 (0-0.5) 1.5
Bronchoscopy 1 1 0 2
ReSCU 0.5 1 0 1.5
Sleep/Peds/Pulm Pathology 0 1.5 0 1.5
PFT/RT 0.5 0.5 0.5 1.5
Clinical Research 0 0.5 0 0.5
MICU 3 3 0 6
Trauma/Neuro ICU 1.5 0.5 0 2
CVICU 0 1 0 1
Intubation/Echo 0.5 (0.5) 0 0.5
Elective 1 2 11 14
Total (Core) 11 10 1 22

Subspecialty Tracks

During the second half of your training (~15 months), you will choose a subspecialty track. Along with your faculty mentor, who will guide you to have the most meaningful and productive experience possible, you will design your own curriculum based on personal career plans and interests. Your customized track curriculum must be approved by the Institute Education Committee.

View examples of subspecialty tracks below, including general pulmonary, critical care, interstitial lung disease, advanced bronchoscopy, lung transplantation, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, pulmonary hypertension, and lung cancer.

General Pulmonary Track

Rotation Months
* In addition to your subspecialty clinic, you will have continuity clinic duties.
Hospital Consult 1
Primary Hospital Service 1
Advanced Lung Disease 1
Bronchoscopy 1
MICU 1
Subspecialty Clinic 12-18
Electives 0-12
Research 0-12
Mentors include any pulmonary or critical care faculty for this track.

Critical Care Track

Rotation Months
* Research may be conducted through the Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome Clinical Network (ARDSNet).
MICU 3
Echocardiography 1
ICU Nephrology 1
ICU Infectious Disease 1
Other Non-medical ICU 1-3
ReSCU 1
Electives 0-8
Research 0-8
Mentors may include the following faculty physicians (by last name):  Ashton, Duggal, Hite, Guzman, Kapoor, Krishnan, Mireles, Moghekar, Ramsey, Rathz, Reddy, Wiedemann and others.

Advanced Bronchoscopy Track

Rotation Months
* In addition to your subspecialty clinic, you will have continuity clinic duties.
Advanced Diagnostics 2-6
Interventional Bronchoscopy 2-6
Subspecialty Airway Clinic 6-18
Advanced Lung Disease 1-2
Research 0-12
Mentors may include the following faculty physicians (by last name): Almeida, Cicenia, Gildea, Machuzak, Sasidhar and Sethi.

Asthma Track

Rotation Months
* In addition to your subspecialty clinic, you will have continuity clinic duties.
Primary Hospital Service 1-2
Subspecialty Clinic 6-18
Research 0-17
Mentors may include the following faculty physicians (by last name): Aronica, Erzurum, Hseih, Lang, Khatri and Taliercio

COPD Track

Rotation Months
* In addition to your subspecialty clinic, you will have continuity clinic duties.
Primary Hospital Service 1-2
Subspecialty Clinic 6-18
Research 0-18
Mentors may include the following faculty physicians (by last name): Aboussouan and Stoller.

Interstitial Lung Disease Track

Rotation Months
* In addition to your subspecialty clinic, you will have continuity clinic duties. Cleveland Clinic currently is involved in several large ILD clinical trials.
Advanced Lung Disease 1-2
Subspecialty Clinic in ILD 12-18
Research 0-18
Pulmonary Pathology 0-6
Mentors may include the following faculty physicians (by last name): Arrossi, Culver, Farver, Olman, Southern, Faress, Highland and Parambil.

Lung Cancer Track

Rotation Months
* In addition to your subspecialty clinic, you will have continuity clinic duties.
Subspecialty Clinic 6-12
Advanced Diagnostic Bronchoscopy 1-2
Interventional Bronchoscopy 0-2
Medical Oncology 1-3
Radiation Oncology 1-3
Research 0-15
Mentors may include the following faculty physicians (by last name): Mazzone, Choi and Sasidhar.

Lung Transplantation Track

Rotation Months
* In addition to your subspecialty clinic, you will have continuity clinic duties.
Advanced Lung Disease 2
Transplant Clinic 12-18
Advanced Airway Disease 1-2
Bronchoscopy 1
Research 0-16
Mentors may include the following faculty physicians (by last name): Akindipe, Budev, Minai, Olbrych, Lane, Turowski, Kotloff and others.

Pulmonary Hypertension Track

Rotation Months
* In addition to your subspecialty clinic, you will have continuity clinic duties.
Primary Hospital Service 1-3
Right Heart Catheterization 1-2
Echocardiography 2-3
Subspecialty Clinic 6-16
Research 0-16
Mentors may include the following faculty physicians (by last name): Dweik, Heresi, Minai and Tonelli.

Reviewed: 3/14