Training and Curriculum

Schematic of duke pulmonary and critical care fellowship

We accept five fellows each year. The first year of fellowship training is composed of 12 months of core clinical rotations. The second year of training includes three months of core clinical rotations and nine months of research time for all fellows.

In the third year, fellows with an interest in a primary research career have the opportunity to spend this fellowship year exclusively doing research while maintaining a weekly continuity clinic as their sole clinical responsibility. These fellows will be encouraged to stay on for a fourth year of fellowship to complete their ABIM clinical requirements while they prepare to apply for research funding.

Those interested in an academic clinician career will complete three additional core rotations as well as a one-month outpatient subspecialty clinic rotation during their third fellowship year. The remainder of their time is spent completing research work from the prior year.