Program Overview

The goal of our programs 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 Training

Many of our program graduates pursue additional clinical or research training in one of the many advanced training opportunities offered by the Duke Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine:

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.

The Duke Lung Transplant Program also offers a one year fellowship in advanced lung disease and transplant.

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 Duke Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine Fellowship offers advanced clinical training and research opportunities in the fields of hyper and hypobaric medicine.

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.