Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Fellowship

Fellowship Main Parts

The PCCM Fellowship Program was established at OHSU in 1957. The main goal of the program is to train outstanding doctors and leaders. The first year of the program focuses on the development and refinement of strong clinical skills. Later, in the second and third year, the major training emphasis is placed on progression of the fellow's skills in one of three main tracks: Physician Scientist, Clinical Educator, or Clinical Leadership. These three track experiences are backed up by substantial on-campus expertise and considerable institutional support in the form of postgraduate educational courses, elective opportunities, and shared resources.

Our program brings together intense clinical rotations, simulation training, exposure to teaching opportunities, and rigorous research opportunities to achieve our goal. Our collaboration between OHSU and the Portland VA and three other hospitals in Portland, Oregon ensure we are able to deliver outstanding training. OHSU in collaboration with the Portland VA has designed their programs with the aim of addressing the short fall of physician-scientists in pulmonary and critical care medicine at a time of unprecedented growth in scientific knowledge, and the application of that knowledge to the care of the sickest patients.

Biweekly, our fellows rotate in two ambulatory pulmonary clinics. Between these, the fellows training covers the full array of pulmonary disorders from Lung Cancer to Asthma to COPD to Interstitial Lung disease. This combined experience prepares them extremely well for general pulmonary practice. In addition, all PCCM fellows rotate in our sub-sub specialty clinics including Sleep, Allergy and Immunology, Interstitial Lung Disease, Pulmonary Hypertension, and Cystic Fibrosis. This gives our fellows additional exposure to niche diseases within Pulmonary medicine.

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Anna Brady, MD
Program Director

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Sherie Gause, MD
Assistant Program Director