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Pulmonary/Critical Care Fellowship

The pulmonary and critical care fellowship training program emphasizes clinical experiences in the medical intensive care unit, on the pulmonary consultation service, and on the pulmonary procedure service at University Medical Center. Fellows also rotate through the neurocritical care unit at University Medical Center and through the medical intensive care unit at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock.  Fellows can take electives in the Department of Internal Medicine and in other departments in the School of Medicine.  Each fellow has a continuity of care clinic.  

Fellows develop expertise in fiberoptic bronchoscopy, endobronchial ultrasound bronchoscopy, navigational bronchoscopy, pleural procedures, and ICU based procedures, such as intubation, central venous catheter insertion, and arterial catheter insertion.

Fellows work closely with faculty members in the Department of Internal Medicine, residents in the clinical departments in the School of Medicine, and students in the School of Medicine. All fellows are expected to develop a research project and a quality improvement project.  The program encourages attendance and presentation at national and regional conferences.  First-year fellow participate in a Texas wide Boot Camp to introduce them into pulmonary and critical care medicine training.

The pulmonary and critical care medicine division also offers 1 year of training in critical care medicine for internal medicine trainees who have also completed 2 years of subspecialty training in nephrology, GI medicine, or infectious disease.

Fellows rotate through the coronary intensive care unit, the surgical intensive care unit, other inpatient and outpatient services and the intensive care unit at Covenant Medical Center. They are expected to develop a research project and a quality improvement project. Additionally, fellows work closely with faculty members in the Department of Internal Medicine, residents in the School of Medicine, and students in the School of Medicine.

Applications should come through ERAS (Electronic Residency Application Service). We will be participating in the NRMP Match and will accept applications for the fellowship from July 15 to September 30. Applications will be reviewed and then selected applicants will be contacted to schedule interviews. Inquires concerning the Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship can be directed to the fellowship Program Coordinator.

Application Check List

  • ERAS Application
  • ERAS Addendum Form (only needed upon invitation for an interview)
  • Curriculum Vitae (in chronological order with no gaps)
  • MSPE
  • Medical School Transcript
  • USMLE/Complex Scores
  • A minimum of (3) Letters of Recommendation
  • Personal Statement
  • Notarized copy of Diploma (only needed upon invitation for an interview)
  • Copy of State License (only needed upon invitation for an interview)

Got Questions?

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Kenneth Nugent

Kenneth Nugent, MD
Professor
Program Director

islam ebtesam

Ebtesam Islam, MD, PhD, FCCP
Associate Program Director of Pulm/CC Fellowship
Associate Dean of Clinical Medicine

Lisa Smith

Lisa Smith
Fellowship Coordinator

Phone: 806-743-6916

3601 4th Street, MS 9410 | Lubbock, TX | 79430