Fellowship Training Programs
Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
The pulmonary and critical care medicine pathway is a traditional three year combined training pathway that leads to board eligibility for pulmonary medicine and critical care medicine.
Critical Care Medicine
The critical care medicine pathway is a two year pathway open to trainees from internal medicine or emergency medicine. For internal medicine trainees who have completed prior subspecialty training, the critical care training may be condensed to one year. At the end of critical care training, trainees are eligible to sit for the critical care boards under the auspices of the American Board of Internal Medicine.
Dedicated and collaborative faculty
The Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at Washington University School of Medicine has more than 25 faculty members involved in active clinical services and research at Washington University Medical Center (WUMC), along with five affiliated faculty members at the John Cochran Division of the Veterans Affairs St. Louis Health Care System. In addition, we collaborate extensively on research projects with faculty outside of our division.
Our inpatient pulmonary clinical services include general pulmonary consults, lung transplant, cystic fibrosis, pulmonary vascular disease, and interventional pulmonology. Our intensive care rotations include medical intensive care unit, surgical intensive care unit, cardiothoracic intensive care unit, stem cell transplant/oncology unit, cardiac care unit, and neurology/neurosurgical intensive care unit.
Fellows work at Barnes-Jewish Hospital (BJH), the teaching hospital affiliated with WUMC. During their first year of fellowship, pulmonary and critical care medicine fellows also rotate at the VA, located less than 3 miles from BJH.
BJH and WUMC are tertiary/quaternary care referral centers with a multi-state referral basis. In addition, the physicians at the center provide primary and subspecialty care to local residents of the St. Louis region. This arrangement allows for a wide breadth of training within pulmonary and critical care medicine, which is further augmented by high volume solid organ and stem cell transplant programs. As pulmonary consultants and critical care physicians in the ICU, trainees have the opportunity to participate in the care of these patients, in addition to seeing patients with more common disease processes.