The Einstein-Montefiore combined Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Fellowship, a rigorous 3-year program, provides academically stimulating pulmonary and critical care medicine training based on the direct investigation and treatment of patients. Fellows develop skill in performing and interpreting pulmonary function tests, become facile in chest medicine diagnostic procedures, and gain acquisition of complicated concepts of pulmonary science. Upon completion of the program, fellows are able to practice medicine in any chosen environment.
Fellows are trained to use state-of-the-art equipment at two New York City Bronx campuses. Training emphasizes the fundamentals of pulmonary physiology, and fellows learn to recognize uncommon syndromes or unusual presentations of common conditions, approach treatment plans with familiarity of the current literature, and apply this to the unique elements of each patient. The program prides itself on fellows’ sensitivity when working with patients and colleagues.
Three or four fellows are selected from approximately 300 applications each year. Applications are submitted through the ERAS system. Einstein participates in the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP).