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Pulmonary and Critical Care Curriculum

The program director and faculty for Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship create a rotating three-year curriculum based on important aspects of pulmonary and critical care board review and major textbooks. Visiting lecturers are often included.


Clinical rotations include:

  • MICU
  • Pulmonary consults
  • Respiratory therapy and pulmonary function lab
  • Chest radiology
  • Sleep medicine
  • Pulmonary pathology
  • Non-medical critical care – SICU/trauma


Electives include:

  • Critical care nephrology
  • Trauma surgery
  • Cardiothoracic surgery with ECMO exposure
  • Chest radiology
  • Pulmonary transplant
  • Anesthesia
  • Supportive and palliative care
  • Sleep medicine
  • Hyperbaric medicine


Fellows receive new admissions/consults, triage patients, evaluate patients, present to the Attending physician and provide documentation of consult between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. daily. They also are responsible for seeing established patients prior to the daily intake conference and performing formal bedside rounds.


Training occurs at Baylor University Medical Center, Baylor Institute for Rehabilitation, Baylor Heart and Vascular Hospital, Baylor Sleep Center and Baylor Martha Foster Lung Care Center. Fellows work with specially trained nurses and technicians skilled in critical care instrumentation, respiratory function and laboratory medicine.


They have access to advanced technology, including:

  • Bronchoscopy suite, including appropriate space and staffing for pulmonary procedures
  • Computed tomography (CT) imaging, including CT angiography
  • Coronary care unit
  • Pulmonary function testing laboratory
  • Radiology services (bedside imaging services available to all patients in the critical care units)
  • Respiratory care services


Baylor University Medical Center Fellows also have access to the Seeger Surgical Simulation Center, which is equipped with SimMan 3G technology.

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