Program Description

The UConn School of Medicine offers an ACGME accredited three-year training program in pulmonary and critical care medicine. Exposure to sleep disorders is also available. The goal of the program is to train pulmonary and critical care physicians with the skills necessary for them to excel as clinicians, whether in the academic or practice realm. Our program is designed to provide the trainee with a broad variety of experiences, as reflected by the hospitals which take part in the program.

  • UConn John Dempsey Hospital is a university referral center providing the opportunity to care for patients with many types of lung diseases and providing experience in a busy multidisciplinary Intensive Care Unit.
  • Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center is a large inner-city hospital as well as a referral center with a busy Intensive Care Unit and a Pulmonary Consult Service which provides care to patients with a wide variety of problems. There is also exposure to interventional pulmonology procedures as well.
  • The Hospital of Central Connecticut provides exposure to a busy medical/surgical Intensive Care Unit.

Our fellowship program provides many opportunities to become skilled at all pulmonary and critical care procedures including bronchoscopy, chest tube insertion, and invasive hemodynamic monitoring.

Program Aims

The mission of the UConn Health Pulmonary/Critical Care Fellowship Program is to train highly skilled pulmonary/critical care physicians who stand out in their communities. Our goal is to train physician leaders who practice at either an academic or a community-based setting. We are committed to the development and advancement of medicine by setting the highest standards for professional education, patient care, and biomedical research within our discipline.

Our fellowship program aims to graduate pulmonary/critical care physician exemplars who demonstrate interdisciplinary collaboration, compassionate patient-centered care, and a life-long commitment to scholarship.

Our fellowship training program comprises three tertiary care hospitals that exposes the fellows to diverse faculty, several consultation services, critical care units, ambulatory experiences, and procedures. Pulmonary/Critical Care Medicine is a three year fellowship. At the completion of their training, graduates will be board-eligible in pulmonary disease and critical care medicine.

Diversity Statement

Equality is a core value of UConn Health, its affiliated hospitals, and in the medical care provided. We are dedicated to having a department and training programs that reflect the medical communities we serve. We are committed to inclusion across race, gender, age, sexual orientation and religion in which all individuals feel empowered to be their authentic selves. Our learners, employees, and patients should experience an environment free of harassment, sexual misconduct, and discrimination. We will continue to promote an inclusive culture, which supports, encourages, and celebrates diversity and inclusion.