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.

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.

Learn more about Duke's Residency in Internal Medicine.

Fellowship Program

The purpose of the Duke Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine's fellowship program is to produce outstanding physicians trained in pulmonary and critical care medicine who are fully prepared to pursue careers in academic 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.

Fellows in our program are able to benefit from the innovative treatments and technology we use in our division. They work alongside some of the most outstanding pulmonologists in the United States and are able to participate in division research that is actively advancing the understanding and treatment of pulmonary disease.

Learn more about our pulmonary and critical care medicine fellowships.

Continuing Medical Education

The Duke Department of Medicine offers ongoing continuing medical education (CME) courses for members of the department. Faculty in the division can attend Grand Rounds to receive CME credits.

Endobronchial Ultrasound Course

This course is designed for pulmonologists, thoracic surgeons, and allied health professionals who are interested in enhancing their knowledge about lung cancer staging and more effectively utilizing existing tools and new technologies, particularly endobronchial ultrasound, in their care of lung cancer patients. The lectures and interactive didactic sessions will cover a range of topics including transbronchial needle aspiration, endoscopic ultrasound, and staging of lung cancer. This course is designated for a maximum of 7.50 AMA PRA Category 1 credit.

Duke Clinical Medicine Series

The Duke Clinical Medicine Series (DCMS) is a series of Web casts offered by the Duke University School of Medicine and the Duke Clinical Research Institute. Web casts can be viewed online for up to a year after their original air date; these 30-minute presentations are approved for AMA PRA Category 1 credit.  

The Duke Clinical Medicine Series: Pulmonology Conference will discuss the role of preventive care, strategies for early diagnosis, and effective treatment to prevent comorbidities in patients with pulmonary disorders including asthma, COPD, ILD, and pulmonary hypertension. Links will be made available after the Web casts air.

Topics include:

COPD as a Systemic Disease

Speaker: Stephen Rennard, MD

Update on Pulmonary Hypertension

Speaker: Victor Tapson, MD

New Directions in Asthma: Concepts and Controversies

Speaker: Mario Castro, MD

State-of-the-Art Approaches to the Patient with COPD

Speaker: Neil MacIntyre, MD

ILD in 2010: Recognition, Approach, and Treatment Options

Speaker: Lake Morrison, MD