For Medical Students and Residents

Medical Student Education

The mission of the Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep section in medical education has two main components: we want to provide exposure to our specialty to physicians-in-training as well as provide students with a basic understanding of physiology and disease states in pulmonary medicine, medical critical care, and sleep medicine.

To achieve these goals, we offer rotations and electives in both the 3rd and 4th year of medical school, to students at Yale as well as visiting students from off-site, on our pulmonary consult service, in the medical ICU, and in our outpatient sleep clinics.

Resident Education

We are committed to providing in-depth and comprehensive learning environment for our Yale housestaff as well as interns and residents from across the country. As a section we strive to provide all residents with a foundation in critical care medicine, pulmonary medicine and physiology, and sleep medicine.

In addition, for residents interested in or considering a career in pulmonary medicine, we offer advanced exposure to the field, including research opportunities with our basic science and clinical faculty.

Resident exposure to pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine includes both experiential and didactic experiences and occurs in several venues across the institution:

  • 2 and 4 week medical ICU rotations
  • 2 and 4 week pulmonary consult rotations
  • Outpatient sleep medicine elective
  • Outpatient pulmonary clinic elective through the Winchester Pulmonary Clinic, including an option for a longitudinal subspecialty clinic in general pulmonary medicine, interstitial lung disease, asthma, COPD, or cystic fibrosis

Electives

PCCSM also provides numerous opportunities for students, residents and fellows for elective experiences. Our section is comm to providing in-depth and comprehensive learning environment for our Yale housestaff as well as interns and residents from across the country. As a section we strive to provide all residents with a foundation in critical care medicine, pulmonary medicine and physiology, and sleep medicine.

In addition, for residents interested in or considering a career in pulmonary medicine, we offer advanced exposure to the field, including research opportunities with our basic science and clinical faculty.