The Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine has a strong culture of mentorship that begins with fellows and extends into the faculty years. A formalized and nationally recognized mentorship structure, resources, and dedicated support staff have a proven record of success.
First-year fellows are relieved of clinical duties for one week in the fall and one week in the spring. In the mornings, fellows have procedural or simulation training, and afternoons are protected to meet with faculty and senior fellows within and outside of the division and to discuss research interests.
All fellows have a primary mentor as well as a mentoring committee comprised of additional faculty members representing program leadership, collaborators, and other content experts. Mentoring committees meet twice a year to offer fellows guidance on research/scholarship, funding and grant applications, conference presentations, and fellow-to-faculty transitions. We believe that this focus on mentorship has contributed to the success of our fellows in obtaining faculty positions.
Participation in National Meetings
The Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine provides financial support for second- and third-year fellows to travel to one meeting per year to present their academic work and network.
All fellows receive feedback and support through their respective research/scholarly group: Research Works in Progress (basic and translational research), Clinical Research Works in Progress (clinical research), and Clinician Educator Works in Progress (medical education scholarship).