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The Division of Pulmonary Diseases and Critical Care Medicine is made up of a diverse group of physicians and scientists dedicated to training fellows in both clinical medicine and research methods investigating the pathogenesis and treatment of lung diseases and critical illness. At the end of a three-year fellowship, trainees will be board eligible for certification in pulmonary and critical care medicine, and well-prepared to establish careers in academic medicine or clinical practice. In addition, all clinical fellows have the option of staying for a fourth year if interested in participating in the training grant and setting a foundation of research and/or academics.

Clinical Training

Clinical training takes place on the medical campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and in outpatient specialty clinics of the UNC Health Care System. We provide training opportunities in inpatient and outpatient pulmonary medicine, procedures including bronchoscopy, and critical care both in the medical ICU and non-medical ICUs.

Research Training

The Division has held an active NIH T-32 Fellowship Training Grant since 1975, supporting the development of future investigators in Pulmonary/Critical Care Medicine. To facilitate the development of an academic career, approximately one half of the Fellow’s time is devoted to research training during the 3 years of fellowship. Our research centers include the Center for Environmental Medicine, Asthma, and Lung Biology (CEMALB), Cystic Fibrosis/Pulmonary Research and Treatment Center (CF-PRT) and Center for Airway Disease.