The Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Fellowship at Mayo Clinic's campus in Jacksonville, Florida, is a three-year program that provides advanced training toward American Board of Internal Medicine certification in both pulmonary and critical care medicine. Trainees work in a multidisciplinary practice that provides both outpatient and acute care medicine in one setting.
The program has a unique capacity and flexibility to be able to provide trainees with a tailored mission — to truly pursue their passions and accomplish their career interests — whether in academia, in clinical research or as leaders in the community.
As such, the program goal is multidimensional and serves to identify future faculty for the growing academic practice, as well as provide the local and regional medical community with superior clinicians, leaders and educators.
Highlights of the fellowship include:
- Pulmonary training with exposure to common respiratory ailments from the local and regional practice, including respiratory infections, lung cancer, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, chronic cough, pulmonary embolism and undifferentiated dyspnea
- Advanced pulmonary training in complex and rare respiratory disorders as a result of Mayo Clinic being a designated:
- Pulmonary hypertension center
- Rare lung diseases center
- Lymphangioleiomyomatosis center
- Multidisciplinary interstitial lung disease clinic
- Lung transplant center
- Exposure to a high volume of diagnostic and therapeutic bronchoscopies (more than 3,000 a year), including endobronchial ultrasound, navigational bronchoscopy and interventional procedures
- Ability to function as a key member of a multidisciplinary team of intensivists responsible for the care of complex critically ill patients with advanced training and state-of-the-art practice in critical care sonography, percutaneous tracheostomy and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation therapy
- Advanced simulation center training to augment clinical and procedural skills
- Tailored curriculum and flexibility in the third year to allow trainees to focus on their career interests, whether in academia with clinical research and quality improvement projects, or further advanced clinical training in pulmonary hypertension, lung transplantation, interstitial lung disease or critical care sonography
The Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Fellowship at Mayo Clinic's campus in Florida is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).
The Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Fellowship began in 1999, and since that time, more than 30 physicians have completed training. It is anticipated that two fellows will complete training in this program annually.