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Hands-on training, lectures and conferences for fellows and residents

Our educational mission is to teach fellows, residents and other trainees the knowledge and skills they need to provide state-of-the-art patient care, and to conduct impactful biomedical research.

To fulfill this mission, we provide comprehensive training programs in pulmonary and critical care medicine, interventional pulmonology and sleep medicine. Fellows may also obtain specialized training in medical education research and global health research.

Johns Hopkins offers extensive facilities and a diverse faculty committed to clinical care, teaching, and research. Our graduating fellows have a strong track record of continuing on to productive academic careers.

Frequently Asked Questions


Continuing Education and Student Training Programs

  • The Bloomberg School has many continuing education opportunities.

    Imagine sitting in a classroom next to a minister of health from Africa. To your left, a high-ranking official from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Three rows back, a prominent hospital administrator from Brazil.

    Current students, alumni and working professionals from a variety of sectors are coming together every year to take courses, complete degree programs and earn certificates in these dynamic environments.

    Whether you are interested in attending an institute in Barcelona or taking a public health course online, the Bloomberg School likely has a continuing education option that meets your needs.

    To enroll in a course as a non-degree seeking student, you will need to use the online non-degree application. You can also contact the Office of Continuing Education for more information.

    If you are a public health professional looking to maintain certification, note that one academic credit at the Bloomberg School equates to eight contact hours.

  • studentSince 2001, the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine has sponsored an NIH-funded summer program for under-represented minority students. This program is designed to provide a research-based experience to minority undergraduate and graduate students, with the goal of enhancing both their interest in and opportunities for successful careers in biomedical science.

    Students present their work in a poster sessionStudents work on specific research projects under the supervision of an assigned mentor. Faculty participating in this program pursue a broad range of research, from basic cell and molecular biology to asthma or sleep-disordered breathing. In addition to the research experience, students participate in a weekly journal club, during which they present primary research articles to their peers and members of the faculty. A weekly seminar series is held, where invited speakers relate their experiences and the decisions they faced on the road to careers in biomedical science. 

    This forum provides students with the opportunity to interact with faculty members in an informal setting, and gives them the chance to hear different perspectives on issues related to career development. Those students interested in clinical medicine are also given the opportunity to “round” with the Johns Hopkins Medicine residents. This allows students to step out of their research experience for a time, and get a glimpse of life in clinical medicine, and life as a resident at an academic institution.A student presents their work in a poster sessionAt the end of the summer, students present their work in a poster session, held jointly with students from the other summer programs at Johns Hopkins, and attended by faculty and students from throughout the Johns Hopkins community. It is hoped that through these activities, students will gain first-hand knowledge of research and academic medicine, and that these experiences and the contacts that arise from them will foster their pursuit of careers in the biomedical sciences.

    Click here for more information on how to apply to the program.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • We accept applications only through ERAS, beginning around July 1st of each year.

  • We take Fellows only through the National Residency Match Program.

  • We accept 6-8 fellows each year.

  • A minimum of three years is required for ABIM board eligibility. Most of our Fellows stay for one or more extra years, depending on funding availability.

  • No. Our Fellows are funded largely from an NIH T-32 training grant and competitive individual NIH grants. These are only available to US citizens or permanent residents. Extremely gifted and unique applicants who are on visas will be considered in rare instances.

  • No, our Fellowship is only for Pulmonary and Critical Care. The Johns Hopkins Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care sponsors a two-year Critical Care Fellowship.

  • After an application is complete, each is reviewed by at least two faculty members. Promising candidates are invited for a visit during one Thursday in September or October. 

  • The purpose of the visit is to tell you about and show you our program, and get to know your interests. Candidates go to dinner with a group of current Fellows the evening before, attend Pulmonary and Critical Care Grand Rounds, interview with three faculty members, and lunch with the Fellows. There is opportunity for a tour and meeting with other faculty if desired. The day ends in the early afternoon.

  • We are a program dedicated to training the next leaders in pulmonary and critical care medicine, and foster a community in which clinical excellence, pursuit of new knowledge and educational advancements are our priority. We seek diverse applicants who want to be the next leaders in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine. 


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