The Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine maintains one of the most active and multifaceted educational programs at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center. Our educational objective is to train future leaders in academic medicine with excellent clinical skills as well as expertise in clinical, translational, and basic science research.
Our three-year Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Fellowship Training Program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). It offers a structured curriculum with 18 months of clinical rotations on our inpatient pulmonary consultation service, bronchoscopy suite, and in the medical and other intensive care units. Our diverse outpatient pulmonary practice includes time in both the general pulmonary medicine clinic as well as the interstitial lung disease clinic. As part of the three-year curriculum, we offer 18 months of protected research time for our fellows to develop their investigative interests in the laboratory or on clinical projects.
Residents from the Internal Medicine Program at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medicine, or other training programs, work closely with our faculty and fellows during rotations in the medical intensive care unit (MICU) and consultation services.
In addition to the fellowship training program and resident education, the division is also active in medical student education. Our division’s faculty directs the Pulmonary Physiology and Pathophysiology Unit of the Health, Illness and Disease course and Bedside Diagnostic Ultrasound Course for first year medical students at Weill Cornell Medical College. Senior fellows have the opportunity to develop their teaching skills by participating as small group leaders in these courses.
Ongoing educational activities include weekly clinical case conference, monthly multidisciplinary interstitial lung disease conference, weekly pulmonary and critical care basic and translational research conference, didactic core curriculum lectures in pulmonary and critical care, monthly joint case conference for pulmonary/critical care physicians in the New York-Presbyterian Health Network, and the quarterly William A. Briscoe New York Lung Club, where pulmonary/critical care investigators from academic institutions and teaching hospitals in the New York metropolitan area meet to present and discuss research in progress.