Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine Fellowship
St. Luke’s Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine Fellowship is a three-year ACGME accredited program that accepts two fellows per year. It is a structured, clinical training experience for fellows to become competent in the field of Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine and prepared for ABIM Board Examinations in Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine. In a welcoming and supportive environment, fellows receive comprehensive educational, clinical and procedural training, and participate in guided research opportunities. Additional scholarly activities include continuing education conferences, quality improvement, and teaching other learners, residents and medical students on rotation. We believe teaching is an integral part of learning and advancing best practices.
Our program focuses on teaching fellows the fundamentals of pulmonary and critical care medicine with focus on sound clinical judgement, bronchoscopic procedures, and complete care of the critically ill patient while demonstrating compassionate patient care. Fellows learn best practices to improve patient health outcomes and promote awareness within the community. With a large volume and diverse array of patients with pulmonary ailments and critical disease states, fellows gain experience with a variety of pulmonary and critical care procedural techniques and develop an understanding of the risks and benefits of each procedure. Fellows are trained to provide compassionate patient care that respects cultural differences and seeks to reduce health disparities.
Over the course of training, St. Luke’s pulmonary & critical care medicine fellows have dedicated time in the outpatient clinic, inpatient rounds, and bronchoscopy lab. Fellows will also have dedicated rotations in interventional pulmonology and lung transplant service at Temple University. Fellows develop competence in bronchoscopy procedures including standard bronchoscopic skills, hemoptysis management, endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS), navigational bronchoscopy, chest tube placement and management, percutaneous tracheostomy placement, tunneled pleural catheters, and critical care procedural skills to become board-certified practitioners in pulmonary and critical care. Our dedicated team consists of pulmonary and critical care physicians with broad clinical backgrounds, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, social workers, respiratory therapists, nurses, research faculty, and a fellowship coordinator.