Our fellows receive great breadth of clinical training across four training sites: University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC), Harborview Medical Center (HMC), Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System (VA), and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center/Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (FHCRC/SCCA).

Four training sites: UWMC, HMC, VAPSHC, SCCA

Pulmonary Medicine

In addition to inpatient pulmonary consultation at UWMC, HMC, and the VA, fellows participate in all aspects of pulmonary medicine through ambulatory rotations in:

  • General pulmonary clinic
  • Asthma and allergy
  • Chest radiology
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Interstitial lung disease
  • Lung transplantation
  • Neuromuscular disease
  • Otolaryngology
  • Pulmonary vascular disease
  • Sleep medicine
  • Tuberculosis
  • Thoracic surgery

Critical Care Medicine

Fellows are the team leaders in all of our intensive care units (ICUs) where they learn the full spectrum of critical care and multidisciplinary team management:

  • Medical ICU (UWMC, HMC, VA)
  • Oncology/Bone Marrow Transplantation ICU (UWMC)
  • Surgical ICU (UWMC)
  • Trauma ICU (HMC)
  • Neurocritical Care ICU (HMC)

In addition, there are opportunities to rotate through the Cardiac Critical Care Unit (CCU) and Cardiothoracic ICU (CTICU) at UWMC.

 

Continuity Clinic

Fellows will have a General Pulmonary continuity clinic at UWMC, HMC, or the VA. In their third-year, fellows may choose to alternate this clinic with a subspecialty clinic of their choice based on their clinical and/or research interests.

Skills/Procedures

Skills-based education is incorporated into rotations and mini-sabbatical sessions:

  • Airway management, including a one month OR airway rotation early in the first-year
  • Bronchoscopy, including endobronchial/transbronchial biopsies, navigational bronchoscopy, endobronchial ultrasound
  • Extracorporeal life support
  • Pleural procedures
  • Right heart catheterization
  • Diagnostic and procedural ultrasonography
  • Ventilator management
  • Crisis leadership training