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Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine Fellowship

The Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Fellowship at Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin is a comprehensive three-year program designed to develop excellent physicians in pulmonary and critical care medicine. The program’s clinical facilities and faculty cover a broad range of clinical care and training, equipping fellows to pursue careers in community hospitals and tertiary care centers.

The fellowship’s prime focus is educational excellence. Fellows will have opportunities to work one-on-one with program faculty in many rotations and receive direct supervision to advance their skills. In other rotations, fellows will be expected to manage intensive care unit teams comprised of medical residents and students. During the three-year fellowship, trainees are given 12 protected months to design and complete a scholarly activity. Fellows will also participate in several educational conferences and lecture series aimed to round out their education.

The Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Fellowship is affiliated with the Department of Internal Medicine. Learn more in a welcome letter from program director Koonj Shah, M.D.

Training Facilities

The fellowship offers comprehensive training in pulmonary and critical care medicine through a variety of training sites, including a hospital site that offers state-of-the-art care to underserved and vulnerable populations, and an outpatient facility comprised of several clinics and support services such as radiology and rehabilitation.

Ascension Seton Medical Center.

Ascension Seton Medical Center Austin is one of Central Texas’s tertiary referral centers with centers of excellence in stroke and ECMO. At this facility, fellows will learn procedures such as basic and advanced bronchoscopy techniques, right heart catheterizations and the management of critically ill cardiac patients and pulmonary hypertension patients.

Dell Seton Medical Center at UT Austin.

Dell Seton is the city’s Level 1 trauma center and a referral center for several surgical subspecialties such as brain and spine surgery. Fellows here will command the medical intensive care unit service and provide pulmonary and critical care consultations. Fellows will also learn to appropriately provide triage and respond to critical care consultations.

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Medical Park Tower

Medical Park Tower is main clinic site for fellows’ pulmonary outpatient experience. Fellows will have a proctored continuity clinic for most of their fellowship (30 months) to build a longitudinal understanding of chronic pulmonary diseases. Fellows will also rotate through several pulmonary subspecialty clinics at Medical Park Tower.

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About the Application Process

The fellowship seeks internal medicine graduates or qualified residents who are pursuing a career in pulmonary and critical care medicine.

Comprehensive Clinical Training

The fellowship’s curriculum features both inpatient and outpatient experiences over 36 months.

Meet the Program Faculty

Explore the profiles of program’s faculty members.

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