Section on Pulmonary, Critical Care, Allergy and Immunologic Diseases at Wake
Forest School of Medicine provides an exciting array of educational
opportunities to our trainees. The primary goals and objectives of our
Pulmonary/Critical Care fellowship training program are to assure each
trainee's acquisition of the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and behaviors essential
to the independent practice of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine. The
development of skills essential to the consistent practice of state of the art,
evidence-based medicine, with exemplary professionalism and awareness of the
humanistic aspects of care are our major goals.
three-year curriculum is designed to provide each fellow with the clinical and
investigational skills to excel in a career in academic medicine. The rigorous
protection of fellows' time for academic pursuit and consistent oversight of
the research experience is provided by our divisional research committee.
Through this mechanism the plan for each fellow's scholarly experience is
addressed in detail. Working with a faculty mentor who has particular expertise
in the area of investigation, each fellow's time is designed to facilitate
their specific career goals and result in scholarly productivity.
dramatic growth and quality of our Pulmonary/Critical Care Division has been
recognized through a variety of external measures. The extension of our
fellowship program's approval to five years in the most recent review by the
Residency Review Committee represents the maximum cycle length afforded by the
ACGME. We believe that the external recognition of our institution as one of the
best Respiratory programs in the country by the US News and World Report also
reflects very positively upon our fellowship program because of the integral
relationship between fellow curriculum and our expanded clinical activities.
This level of externally recognized quality accounts for consistently
successful recruitment of Fellows from a nationwide pool.
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