The goal of our Fellowship program is to train future leaders in academic pulmonary and critical care medicine.
We strive to help our fellows become experts in managing patients with complex pulmonary disease and critical illness. Our fellows benefit from a robust clinical training experience that prioritizes bedside learning, procedural volume, and progressive autonomy. In addition, trainees in our combined Pulmonary Diseases and Critical Care Medicine fellowship have significant protected academic time in their second and third years of training to establish the skills needed to pursue a career in basic science or clinically oriented research.
We recognize there are many paths to a successful academic medical career.
To provide our fellows with the training that best aligns with their career goals, we have developed a robust yet flexible approach to academic training that allows our fellows to tailor their research and career development experience. Research may focus on basic, translational, or clinical sciences. Trainees in our academic clinician training pathway may focus on quality improvement, medical education, or medical informatics scholarship. Regardless of the area of work, applicants should anticipate an intensive and rigorous training experience supported by a strong mentorship team.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.