Pulmonary and Critical Care In the Department of Medicine

Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Overview

The Stanford PCCM Fellowship offers four tracks tailored to the individual’s career goals. We work closely with each incoming Fellow to help match him or her with the best track for their interests and career goals. There are two general tracks (Research and Clinical) that are in turn divided into two specific tracks. The Research Track is subdivided into Basic and Clinical Research Tracks and the Clinical Track is divided into Clinician Educator and Subspecialty Tracks. These pathways are summarized below:

1. Research Tracks. This pathway is recommended for those Fellows interested in Academic Medicine and is strongly tied to mentored-training with a view to K-series NIH development awards.

              a. Basic Research Track. This pathway is intended for those Fellows interested in bench and translational research; this course requires a close affiliation with an established science mentor . The target grant mechanism is the K08 award.

              b. Clinical Research Track. This pathway is appropriate for Fellows interested in clinical research as a principal career activity; it similarly entails close relationships with established mentor. The target grant mechanism is the K23 award.

 2. Clinical Tracks. This pathway is recommended for Fellows inclined towards patient care and/or administration as primary activities. This training is tailored to the Fellow’s preferences and is characterized by the development of strong clinical mentoring relationships.

              a. Clinician Educator Track. This pathway is ideal for Fellows seeking to be, first and foremost, outstanding clinicians; training is oriented towards optimizing clinical skills, usually with a special emphasis on a group of diseases as well as on teaching skills.

              b. Subspecialty Clinical Track. This pathway is designed to provide deep training in one of several key areas including lung transplantation, pulmonary hypertension, cystic fibrosis and interstitial lung disease; Fellows leaving training program are well-qualified to care for these complex patients and are well suited for leadership roles in these fields.

**  The 2014 positions have been filled.
We are participating in the NRMP and ERAS Programs for our 2015 fellowship positions.  The application deadline is September 20th.

Please submit the required documents through ERAS:
1) Current CV
2) Copy of Dean's letter
3) Copy of medical school transcript
4) Three original letters of recommendation
     (include letter from program director of residency)
5) Copies of actual USMLE scores
6) ECFMG certificate if applicable
7) Translations of any of the previously listed items
8) Recent photograph
9) Visa status – we only sponsor J1 Visas

Application deadline is September 20.
Intervew Days: Mondays and Fridays
Interviews begin end of September.
The last day for interviews is the first week of November.

For additional information please contact:

Ashvinder Khanna [aashi]
Fellowship Coordinator
Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Stanford University Medical Center
300 Pasteur Drive, Rm H3143
Stanford, CA 94305-5236
Tele: Main (650)723-6381; Direct (650)723-1150
Fax: (650)725-5489

Stephen J. Ruoss, MD [ruoss]
Program Director
Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine


Joseph Levitt, MD [jlevitt]
Associate Program Director
Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

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