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Program Overview

The Ohio State University Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship

One of the major goals of the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine is to prepare physicians for careers in academic medicine. The overall goal of our fellowship is to provide fellows with a complete well-rounded training program designed to enhance their clinical skills, scientific knowledge, and provide the tools necessary to develop their research skills.

A strength of our fellowship training program is the balance we provide in terms of clinical training, research opportunities and our educational curriculum.

Clinical Training/Research Activity Experience

Our fellowship program provides a flexible curriculum that can be individualized to meet the career goals of each participating fellow.  The program offers between 18-24 months of clinical training and 12-18 months of research activity depending on a fellow’s goals, with most fellows electing to pursue between 14-18 months of research/scholarship time.  For those desiring 18 months of protected time for research, enrollment on T32 Training Grant is encouraged. The majority of the inpatient clinical training occurs during the first year, with research time distributed between the second and third years.  These months are typically scheduled as follows:

  • First Year: 1 month research, 11 months clinical service
  • Second Year:
    • Clinician Investigator Pathway : 9 months research, 3 months clinical service
    • Clinician Scholar Pathway: 8 months of research, 4 months clinical service
    • Clinician Specialist Pathway:  6 months research, 6 months clinical service
  • Third Year:
    • Clinician Investigator Pathway: 8 months research, 4 months clinical service
    • Clinician Scholar Pathway:5 months of research, 7 months of clinical service
    • Clinician Specialist Pathway: 6 months research, 6 months clinical service

Outpatient Experience

In addition to the inpatient experience, fellows maintain an outpatient continuity clinic throughout their fellowship training, with additional outpatient clinic experience in sub-subspecialty programs such as pulmonary hypertension, lung cancer, interstitial disease, etc.

Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Reading List

Visit the American Thoracic Society website for the current ATS Reading List. This list is reviewed by the ATS Training Committee and updated annually.