Our fellows complete at least 18 months of clinical training during their fellowship. The first year of fellowship is all clinical and the remaining 6 months of clinical training are scattered through the second and third year. Throughout the 36 months of PCCM fellowship, fellows participate in a continuity clinic.
The Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Fellowship program consists of a three-year training period during which at least 18 months are dedicated to clinical training to acquire the clinical skills to practice PCCM medicine, and 18 months to research in PCCM medicine for a total of 36 months. Fellows may have the opportunity to continue fellowship training beyond three years in order to obtain further research training.
Graduates of the Yale PCCM program leave having received exceptional training in clinical patient care, teaching and research. Under the sponsorship of the Section's T32 NIH sponsored training grant, our present fellows are receiving advanced training in molecular biology, cell biology, clinical epidemiology and health services research. Fellows may obtain advanced degrees through the Department's PhD Investigative Medicine Program, the Masters of Public Health Program at the Yale School of Epidemiology Public Health or the Master’s of Clinical Science through the Yale University Graduate School. The PCCM Fellowship Program has an outstanding national and international reputation for quality and is one of the top PCCM training programs in the nation. The majority of our fellows enter careers in academic medicine taking basic science and clinical research positions as well as clinical educator positions.
Our program is run under the directorship of Dr. Margaret Pisani. There are two associate program directors; Dr. Shyoko Honiden is based at Yale-New Haven Hospital and Dr. Christine Won is based at the West-Haven Veterans Hospital.
To provide the opportunity and guidance for Yale PCCM fellows to pursue a research project during their fellowship training. After completing the first year of fellowship, fellows choose from a wide variety of research projects and mentors in the section of PCCM and Yale School of Medicine.