Welcome to Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at Oregon Health & Science University. Fellow education and mentorship are the heart of our division. We are committed to fostering a world-class learning environment that trains the future leaders of PCCM. Our clinical training spans sites from the University hospital to the Portland VA, as well as several community hospital partner sites. Fellows are exposed to both general and interventional pulmonary medicine, and to the most advanced elements of critical care, including ECMO. Our ECMO service was recently awarded an ELSO Platinum Center of Excellence and our ICU received a Gold Beacon Award for Excellence. The Portland VA is also a national leader in multidisciplinary lung cancer care and is one of the first lung cancer programs in the nation. These opportunities, and many more, provide our fellows with the tools needed to become clinical leader in PCCM.
During fellowship in either Critical Care Medicine or Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, trainees have the choice of selecting one of three educational tracks that best fit their career goals. Each track provides specialized training opportunities and focused mentorship tailored to a trainee’s career goals.
- Physician-Scientist Track: This track provides 18 months for a mentored research experience with one our division’s research labs or programs (https://www.ohsu.edu/school-of-medicine/pulmonary-critical-care-medicine/research). Fellows have the option of applying for T32 grant support with the goal of achieving a K Award.
- Clinician Educator Track: This track provides mentored training in educational scholarship, curriculum design, simulation, learner assessment, and more. Fellows have the option of enrolling the Education Scholars Program (https://www.ohsu.edu/school-of-medicine/faculty-development/education-scholars-program) for additional professional development.
- Clinical leadership Track: This track is designed to build academic and clinical leaders who are interested in hospital administration or in building a career within a specific PCCM subspecialty, such as ECMO, pulmonary HTN, cystic fibrosis, or interstitial lung disease. Fellows have the option of enrolling in leadership training coursework through OHSU’s graduate medical education.
Please take a moment to explore our website and learn more about all that OHSU PCCM has to offer. For those new to Portland, it remains one of the country’s most desirable places to live and work (add live link: https://realestate.usnews.com/places/rankings/best-places-to-live), offering easy access to mountains, the coast, and more. Beautiful hikes abound with world class food at the end of the trail, whether you seek fine dining or food carts.
We look forward to meeting you. Please contact us with any questions or for more information about our program.