About

The Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine Fellowship training program is a three-year ACGME accredited training program designed to train individuals to become outstanding skilled clinicians and accomplished scholars in academic pulmonary & critical care medicine. 

The Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine consists of approximately 21 fellows and over 40 full-time faculty members. Fellows spend two years in clinical training, followed by one or more years of protected, mentored research time to participate in basic science, translational, or clinical research. Opportunities for participation in the NIH sponsored T32 research training grant are available to fellows in the program. A fourth year of training and beyond are encouraged, and accommodations will be made to suit individual goals. The UCSD Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Fellowship Program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM). Fellows typically sit for the ABIM subspecialty board in Pulmonary Disease during their third year of fellowship. At the conclusion of their training, fellows will be eligible to sit for the ABIM subspecialty board in Critical Care Medicine. 

Clinical training occurs at three unique hospitals: 

The UC San Diego Medical Center collectively is a national and international referral center and also serves as the principal teaching institution for the UCSD School of Medicine. The UC San Diego Medical Center is a Level I Trauma Center with active lung, heart-lung, heart, renal, liver and bone marrow transplant programs. The UC San Diego Medical Center offers medical, neuro, surgical, cardiac, burn, trauma, and neonatal intensive care units. The special programs of the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine include the Pulmonary Vascular Program, Chronic Pulmonary Infections, Cystic Fibrosis, Lung Transplantation, Advanced Lung Disease, Pulmonary Rehabilitation, and Sleep Medicine programs.

The City of San Diego is the eighth largest city in the United States and is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country. It is well known for its diversity, year-round beautiful weather, extensive sandy beaches, the world-famous San Diego Zoo and Wild Animal Park, Sea World San Diego, and its association with the United States Navy. San Diego is also home to a rapidly expanding healthcare and biotechnology industry. There are numerous art galleries, museums, parks, and theaters in addition to multiple professional and collegiate sports teams.  The City offers a variety of neighborhoods that are well-suited for both families and single individuals. It is a wonderful place to work and live.