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Clinical Training and Services

Clinical Training

Temple pulmonary and critical care fellows receive intensive clinical training in all aspects of advanced medical, interventional and surgical care for patients with pulmonary disease. Clinical service is limited to 21 months out of the 36-month program. This allows for the prioritization of protected scholarly activities. 

The clinical environment at Temple is characterized by:

  • Advanced lung disease and transplant program
  • High inpatient and outpatient volume
  • A diverse patient population
  • A high number of complex cases
  • A multidisciplinary well-supported team approach to care
  • Supervised, milestone-based progression toward fellow independence
  • Areas of national leadership, including lung transplantation, interventional and diagnostic bronchoscopy, diagnostic ultrasound, simulation training and clinical research


Temple's Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship provides a wide range of learning opportunities in a variety of medical environments. Fellows have a high number of patient interactions as well as a large number of advanced bronchoscopy procedures, including dilations, ablations, stent placement, TBBX, UBUS and navigational bronchoscopy.     

Rotations include:

  • Medical Respiratory ICU
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery ICU
  • Inpatient pulmonary disease
  • Inpatient lung transplant consultation service
  • Extracorporeal oxygenation diagnostic service
  • Diagnostic Ultrasound service
  • Pulmonary procedures
  • Advanced pulmonary procedures
  • Outpatient pulmonary medicine  
  • Electives in:
    • Anesthesia
    • Airway management
    • Burn ICU
    • Neurology ICU
    • Lung cancer