Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine Fellowship
The Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Fellowship at NYU Long Island School of Medicine is a comprehensive, rigorous program led by nationally recognized faculty who work closely with fellows in their educational, clinical, and research activities. Our fellowship is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).
Graduates of our program are sought after for their ability to provide excellent patient care in this challenging and rewarding subspecialty.
Overseen by program director Shalinee Chawla, MD, the Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Fellowship is offered by the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine, part of the Department of Medicine. Our fellowship is a three-year position that prepares fellows for board certification in both pulmonary diseases and critical care medicine.
Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Fellowship program aims include the following:
- ensure that fellows achieve the cognitive knowledge, procedural skills, interpersonal skills, professional attitudes, humanistic qualities, and practical experiences required to become a pulmonary disease and critical care medicine subspecialist
- provide fellows with continuing and graded responsibility caring for acute and chronically ill patients with an emphasis on cardiopulmonary physiology and pathophysiology in both inpatient and outpatient settings
- teach all pulmonary procedures, as well as the interpretation of hemodynamic data and ventilatory care
We offer a well-rounded clinical training program that combines hands-on patient care with an extensive curriculum that includes simulation-based learning, case-based learning, and didactics. Fellows are exposed to diverse inpatient and outpatient populations across a spectrum of diseases and conditions.
Fellows gain the following expertise throughout their fellowship:
- managing difficult pulmonary diseases
- managing critical care problems, including for patients in the neuro intensive care unit (ICU) or cardiothoracic ICU
- managing extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO)
- performing complex bronchoscopy (navigational and robotic) and related procedures
- performing point of care critical care ultrasound
- providing team-based and patient-centered care
Fellows have access to our well-equipped ambulatory practice setting, which includes a pulmonary function laboratory and an internationally renowned pulmonary rehabilitation center. We also lead an internationally recognized pulmonary rehabilitation program, which includes a facility for exercise and education. Our fully accredited sleep laboratory is staffed with two board-certified sleep physicians.
The majority of clinical training takes place at NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island. We also offer clinical training opportunities at NYU Langone’s Tisch Hospital, including an interventional pulmonology rotation.
Our highly flexible program enables fellows to achieve personal training goals while fulfilling requirements for board certification in pulmonary diseases and critical care medicine.
The first year is devoted mostly to clinical training with time divided between pulmonary medicine, medical critical care, anesthesia, and chest radiology. The remaining two years of training are arranged to suit fellows’ individual goals while they also complete the requirements for board certification. NYU Long Island School of Medicine offers a variety of clinical electives that fellows can choose from based on their interests.
We encourage fellows to pursue academic inquiry and research that contribute to the field. Our faculty mentor fellows in their research, providing guidance from fruition to publication.
How to Apply
Applicants should apply two years before the start of their fellowship. All applications will be processed through the Electronic Residency Application Service® (ERAS®).
Starting on July 15 of each year, programs begin downloading information. It is in the applicant’s best interest to have all materials uploaded in a timely manner. The deadline for all completed applications is in September.
The following materials are required for application:
- medical school transcript
- three letters of recommendation
- personal statement describing research interest and career goals
- U.S. Medical Licensing Examination® (USMLE®) Steps 1, 2, and 3 scores
- J-1 visa (required for international applicants)
Applicants will be contacted through ERAS® if they are selected for an interview.
For general inquiries about our program and how to apply, please email Belinda Bettenhauser, program coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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