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Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship at Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine

Program Director's Welcome Statement

Thank you for your interest in our fellowship program. The Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine offers positions each year to board eligible internists who wish to subspecialize in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine. The three-year combined subspecialty program provides supervised training at a level that allows the fellow to acquire the expertise and competency of a specialist in pulmonary medicine and critical care medicine, according to the requirements set forth by the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education.We offer a closely mentored experience in the diagnosis and management of patients with respiratory disease and critical illness in both inpatient and ambulatory settings. Fellows are strongly encouraged to participate in scholarly activities involving teaching, basic and clinical research, and focused study in a particular area of interest. 

Effie Singas, MD
Program Director

Program Description

The training program is fully integrated into the activities of the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine. It includes at least twenty four months of clinical training with 9 months devoted to patient care responsibility in critical care units. This training will occur in two tertiary care institutions, Long Island Jewish Medical Center (LIJ) and North Shore University Hospital (NSUH). Clinical training includes active participation in two large pulmonary consultative services (NSUH and LIJ), training in the performance and interpretation of pulmonary function and cardiopulmonary exercise testing, training in pulmonary procedures, including bronchoscopy, endobronchial ultrasound, ultrasound, and fiberoptic evaluation of swallowing, and in the diagnosis of sleep disorders. Critical care training includes six months divided between the medical intensive care units of Long Island Jewish Medical Center and North Shore University Hospital, and includes mandatory rotations in the neurosurgical intensive care unit of NSUH, surgical intensive care unit and cardiothoracic intensive care units of NSUH or LIJ. An elective rotation in the cardiac care unit at either North Shore or Long Island Jewish is available. Fellows will round in our Respiratory Care Unit at NSUH, which provides care primarily to patients receiving mechanical ventilation outside the ICU. There is a weekly conference schedule, at each hospital site which includes clinical, core and multidisciplinary conferences. Many of our conferences are held jointly between both sites. Fellows participate in a continuity care clinic experience throughout the length of the training period for one half-day per week. In addition fellows choose an area of clinical or basic science research and pursue it actively under the guidance of a faculty member.

Accredited subspecialty programs in cardiovascular disease, infectious disease, general surgery and cardiothoracic surgery are present on campus to ensure the extensive educational, patient care, research resources, and peer interactions that are essential to the learning environment for critical care medicine fellows. North Shore University Hospital provides services for the care of patients with major trauma.

For additional fellowship program information please contact :

Jiselle MacDonald
Fellowship Liaison
Email: jmacdonald@nshs.edu

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