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Department of Medicine

Department of Medicine

  Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine

EDUCATION AND TRAINING



FELLOWSHIP

 

Prospective Fellows

Here at PACCM, it is our mission to train the next generation of leaders in academic pulmonary and critical care medicine.  We combine the very best in clinical training with innovative and structured research training at the bench, in the clinical arena, and in the space between. A comprehensive training program is one that provides fellows, residents, and medical students with a rich learning environment, with the latest array of diagnostic and therapeutics, and with ample opportunity to learn and to teach.  The environment at the University of Pittsburgh and UPMC offers fellows and residents a unique training opportunity, which cannot be found elsewhere. 

The hospitals and clinics of the UPMC and VA Pittsburgh (VAPHS) health systems provide the venues for comprehensive clinical training.  UPMC recently received honor roll distinction in the annual poll of the US News and World Report, rating the #12 hospital nationwide and #7 for Pulmonary Medicine.  Inpatient training takes place primarily in three UPMC hospitals and the VAPHS.  The flagship hospital, UPMC Presbyterian (a tertiary referral center for western Pennsylvania, West Virginia, eastern Ohio, and the entire UPMC health system) houses nearly 800 acute care beds of which 150 comprise seven intensive care units. The recently renovated Comprehensive Lung Center boasts 20 individual exam rooms and houses its own pulmonary function laboratory and pulmonary rehabilitation facility.  In addition, a state-of-the-art bronchoscopy suite supports more than 1700 procedures each year including a variety of advanced procedures.  The VAPHS, also newly modernized, provides rich inpatient and outpatient clinical exposure in addition to a high-tech simulation center.

Cutting-edge basic science and an extensive repository of human tissues and clinical data promote translational research, the hallmark of our Division and our training program.  In recent years, we have developed an innovative bench-to-bedside translational training program capitalizing on partnerships with the NIH, pharmaceutical companies, the FDA, and other departments within the University including an active and productive Clinical & Translational Science Institute (CTSI).  Financial support is available for T32-supported fellows in search of advanced degree training in clinical research, public health, translational science, or business administration.

Finally, the Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine provides a collegial community of faculty, trainees, and staff working in state-of-the-art clinical and research facilities.  The City of Pittsburgh and its surrounding area offer vibrant, highly affordable communities with a wealth of resources to support personal development and foster the lifestyle balance critical to individual success.  Please explore the website, contact us if you need more information, and come for a visit.

We look forward to the opportunity to meet you.