Most fellows take three years of training.
The first year is devoted to clinical pulmonary medicine, medical intensive care, sleep medicine and pulmonary physiology.
During the second year, fellows continue on the clinical services with time for electives and further emphasis on sleep and physiology training. In addition, for 6 months, fellows rotate through the subspecialty intensive care units at Montefiore and Weiler Hospitals, including cardiothoracic surgery, neurosurgery, and general surgery intensive care units. There is also a Trauma rotation where fellows become active members of the Trauma Team at Jacobi Hospital.
The third and final year, is divided between clinical work and research. Fellows have elective time to pursue such fields as sleep medicine, chest radiology, interventional radiology, allergy and immunology, thoracic surgery, echocardiology, and burn services. Fellows also have the opportunity to rotate on the Lung Transplant service at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital during the third year.