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Pulmonary & Critical Care Fellowship

Fellowship training in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at DHMC combines superb clinical training with rigorous academic standards. Our goal is to give our trainees the best of both worlds.


The mission of the Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine fellowship is to produce graduates who are 1) ready to provide excellent, value- and evidence-based care to patients with a broad range of respiratory disorders and critical illness in a variety of settings; and 2) prepared to help educate medical students, residents, and non-specialist colleagues in the care of those patients. Fellows will help serve the needs of the local and neighboring communities, and upon graduation, will be prepared to serve whatever community they choose. By participating in medical student education, fellows also help meet the educational mission of the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth.

Program aims

  1. Provide excellent clinical training in the broad field of pulmonary and critical care medicine that prepares fellows to provide safe, compassionate, and high-value care to their patients.
  2. Enhance the educational skills of our fellows, providing them with the opportunity to teach in a variety of settings, including undergraduate (preclinical) medical students in the classroom, and bedside teaching with learners from a variety of backgrounds.
  3. Provide fellows the opportunity to pursue their particular interests and be successful in their chosen career path, whether it is focused on research, medical education, quality improvement, health care delivery science, or advanced (interventional) bronchoscopy skills.
  4. Provide a nurturing, supportive, inclusive environment for training which focuses on trainee and physician well-being

Upon completion of the three-year fellowship, our graduates:

  • Are competent to function as subspecialty consultants in clinical pulmonary and critical care medicine.
  • Have extensive experience teaching medical students and residents in both formal and informal settings.
  • Have designed and completed at least one research project from hypothesis generation and statistical analysis to writing of a manuscript for submission to an academic medical journal.

Fellows are eligible to participate in the Leadership Preventive Medicine Residency.

This track will be offered to selected fellows and is tailored for those interested in gaining further knowledge and skills in the assessment of medical outcomes and in leading change and improvements in health care systems. The track combines two years of clinical training in Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine with DHMC's acclaimed two-year Leadership Preventive Medicine Residency program. Rotations in pulmonary & critical care medicine will continue on a limited basis during the Leadership Preventive Medicine Residency curriculum, and the practicum project will be performed within the discipline of pulmonary & critical care medicine. When completed, fellows will be board eligible in Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine and in Preventive Medicine, and will have acquired a Masters in Public Health (MPH) through the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice at Dartmouth College.

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