Education and Training

Training the Next Generation of Pulmonary Specialists

The Duke division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine offers unique opportunities for medical students and professionals to further their training in pulmonary medicine.

Students train with leading pulmonologists who employ cutting-edge technology in both treatment of patients and in their research initiatives.

Advanced Fellowship Training Programs

The Duke Clinical Research Institute Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Research Fellowship is designed to train the next generation of leading researchers in the field. The program offers in-depth coursework in clinical research methodology, biostatistics, and regulatory affairs; access to world-class clinical and translational research faculty; and the ability to develop and conduct projects under the direct mentorship of faculty in the DCRI and Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine.  At the end of the three-year training period, fellows in our division are eligible for dual certification in pulmonary and critical care medicine.

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The Duke Lung Transplant Program offers a one year fellowship in advanced lung disease and transplant. Applicants have completed a pulmonary and critical care fellowship training program and seek additional training in transplantation. The transplant fellowship includes inpatient and outpatient evaluation and management of transplant candidates and recipients. At the completion of the fellowship, the trainee will meet the requirements of UNOS for a pulmonary transplant medical director. Clinical research projects can be incorporated into the fellowship year if desired.

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The Duke Interventional Pulmonology Fellowship offers advanced training in the areas of thoracic oncology, complex airway disorders, and pleural disease. Trainees benefit from high-volume procedural training, routine collaboration within strong multidisciplinary clinical programs, and access to cutting-edge research.

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The program is designed to train a new generation of postdoctoral MD and PhD scientists to become future leaders in the basic, translational and clinical research, clinical trials and health service research of major lung diseases.

This NHLBI-funded T32 grant provides specific educational and training opportunities, protected research time and support for research and career development activities for fellows.

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The Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine Fellowship is highly competitive and the training is designed to prepare fellows to become leaders in the field of undersea and hyperbaric medicine through the development of clinical competence and research expertise. The clinical hyperbaric fellows work in the Duke Center for Hyperbaric Medicine and Environmental Physiology, an integral part of Duke University Medical Center. Up to four fellowship slots are available each year depending on funding.

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The Duke Global Health Pathway for fellows, offered by the Hubert-Yeargan Center for Global Health delivers tailored postgraduate training experiences integrating specialty-specific research opportunities, masters-level didactic training, and close mentorship to develop careers in global health.

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Internal Medicine Residency Program

Medical students doing their residency in internal medicine can choose subspecialty clinical training in the Duke Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine.

Residents will subspecialize in pulmonary medicine for a year after their internal medicine residency ends. These residents benefit from working with some of Duke’s top doctors and learn the innovative treatment methods employed by our physicians.

Continuing Education

The Department of Medicine Continuing Medical Education (CME) program offers education, training and practice, and guidance in providing exemplary patient care.