The goal of the fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Medicine at Johns Hopkins is to train the next generation of leaders in clinical care and biomedical science. We offer premier facilities and a diverse faculty committed to clinical care, teaching, and research. About 95% of our graduates since 2005 have taken full-time academic positions.
On clinical rotations, fellows interact closely with experienced faculty to care for acutely and chronically ill patients. Fellows teach on rounds, provide consultation services, and perform a variety of pulmonary and critical care procedures. This experience is complemented by attending lectures and weekly meetings including Grand Rounds, Journal Club, and Research in Progress.
During the research experience, each fellow works closely with a mentor to develop a laboratory based or clinical research project. Formal training in laboratory methodology, clinical research, epidemiology, biostatistics, and ethics is also available during research training. All fellows are expected to complete a grant application, contribute to the medical literature, and present their work at local, national, or international meetings. We support fully integrated tracks for global health and medical education research, along with traditional basic science or clinical research.
We believe that new ideas in our field derive from constant interactions between fellows and faculty and between patients, physicians and basic scientists. Fellows learn to express their own ideas and challenge those of their colleagues. They receive the support and mentorship they need to develop the skills to become independent medical scholars and scientists.
We accept 8 fellows per year for a fellowship of at least 3 years. Most fellows stay for additional training in a focused clinical area, to continue a research career, or to complete coursework in the School of Public Health leading to a MHS or MPH degree. All fellows are accepted through the NRMP and applications are accepted through ERAS beginning around July 1. We particularly welcome applications from minorities underrepresented in medicine. However, we are unable to consider applications from applicants who are not US citizens or permanent residents, and do not sponsor any visas for fellowship training.