Tracks

Four different tracks are available to you as a fellow in the Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Fellowship.

Community Track

The long-term goal of this track is to develop the next generation of community medicine academic leaders in pulmonary and critical care medicine. This track provides comprehensive training in pulmonary and critical care medicine (PCCM) with a strong emphasis on community medicine and public health research. Although prior experience is not required for entry into this fellowship track, appropriate applicants will have a strong desire to pursue a community medicine-based pulmonary and critical care career with commitment to public health research.

Individuals enrolled in this track obtain six or more rotations at one of our premier Mayo Clinic Health System sites for community pulmonary and critical care medicine training. Other clinical rotations are based at the Rochester campus. Twelve months of research during the second year are devoted to public health research with the possibility of obtaining a master's degree in public health.

Critical Care Track

The long-term goal of this track is to develop the next generation of academic leaders in critical care and pulmonary medicine. This track provides comprehensive training in pulmonary and critical care medicine (PCCM) with a strong emphasis on critical care medicine.

Individuals enrolled in this track obtain 12 to 15 months of intensive care unit (ICU) rotations, two to three months of bronchoscopy rotations and 12 months of research rotations during the three-year fellowship training. Twelve months of research during the second year is devoted to basic science or translational or clinical research in critical care and/or pulmonary medicine. Clinical informatics resources and research opportunities are available for interested fellows.

Mayo Clinic pulmonary fellows Dr. Sumedh S. Hoskote, Dr. Ana C. Zamora Martinez and Dr. Joseph H. Skalski in the basic science lab during research rotations

Dr. Sumedh S. Hoskote, Dr. Ana C. Zamora Martinez and Dr. Joseph H. Skalski in the basic science lab during their research rotations

Physician-Scientist Track

This track is intended to provide comprehensive training in pulmonary and critical care medicine (PCCM) with a strong emphasis on research. Although prior research experience is not required for entry into this track, appropriate applicants should have a strong desire to pursue a career with substantial commitment to basic, translational or clinical research.

The long-term goal of this training is to develop the next generation of academic leaders in pulmonary and critical care medicine. Enrolled individuals receive mentoring related to research pathways and are assigned to a mentoring committee that meets quarterly to assess ongoing progress toward career development. This track also provides education on academic career development, grant writing skills, acquisition of funding and other topics relevant to research career pathways.

This track provides no less than 18 months of research throughout the fellowship period (50 percent of the time). Furthermore, eligible candidates also have the opportunity to obtain additional research training — beyond the fellowship period — through enrollment in federally funded National Institutes of Health (NIH) T32 training programs including:

Additional opportunities for NIH-funded training grant positions may be found at Mayo Clinic Training Grant Positions.

Pulmonary Track

The long-term goal of this track is to develop the next generation of academic leaders in pulmonary and critical care medicine (PCCM). This track provides comprehensive training in PCCM with a strong emphasis on both pulmonary and critical care medicine.

Individuals enrolled in this track obtain at least nine months of intensive care unit (ICU) rotations, three months of bronchoscopy rotations and 12 months of research rotations during the three-year fellowship training. Twelve months of research during the second year are devoted to basic science, translational or clinical research in pulmonary and critical care medicine. Educational, ethics, health care delivery and global health research pathways also are available for interested fellows during the second year of research.

June 01, 2017