Education is one of our primary missions at the medical school and, like clinical care, is a particular focus of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine. Members participate in the education of students, residents, and fellow. We believe that experience is a great teacher, and we have our trainees actively participate at all levels in our educational mission. We are home to several training programs, including Critical Care Medicine, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, and Interventional Pulmonology Fellowships.
Critical Care Medicine Fellowship
The adult Critical Care Medicine Fellowship was established as a multidisciplinary training program in Critical Care Medicine in 1989, and has remained an accredited program since that time. The program accepts applicants who have completed an Internal Medicine, combined Internal Medicine/Pediatrics, or Emergency Medicine residency. The program’ curriculum consists of two years of training, but is flexible in accommodating previous training experiences as well as any special training interests.
Pulmonary/Critical Care Medicine Fellowship
Since 1972, our fully accredited 3-year Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Fellowship program has been preparing our graduates for careers caring for patients with the spectrum of respiratory diseases and critical illness. Each year, 3 new trainees join us from a variety of institutions from across the nation, and begin an immersive and broad experience in field of pulmonary and critical care medicine. The Fellowship Program’s goals and objectives are achieved through a variety of mechanisms including clinical rotations, conferences, Grand Rounds, clinic experiences, interventional and procedural experiences, research opportunities, as well as directed independent study.
Interventional Pulmonology Fellowship
Emerging technologies have expanded the diagnostic and treatment options for patients with pulmonary diseases, especially those with cancer. With the support of our Feist-Weiller Cancer Center and through the generosity of the LSU Health Sciences Center Foundation, the Section committed to developing an Interventional Pulmonology Program in 2011. By 2015 we were able to offer an additional year of training in advanced procedures to fellows who had already completed their ACGME-accredited Pulmonary Disease fellowship. The curriculum is aligned to the standards established by the American Association for Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology, in order to allow those who complete the year’s training to sit for the Interventional Pulmonology boards.