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MISSION

 

The mission of the Ascension Providence Hospital Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine fellowship program is to produce outstanding physicians trained in pulmonary and critical care medicine who are fully prepared to pursue careers in either academic medicine or private practice. At the end of the three-year training period, the fellows are eligible for dual certification in pulmonary and critical care medicine.

INTRODUCTION

Fellows in our program benefit from innovative treatments and technology. They work alongside some of the most outstanding pulmonologists and intensivists in the region. They participate in division research that is actively advancing the understanding and treatment of pulmonary disease and critical care medicine.

Our fellowship program is a three-year program, with four fellows per year. The American Board of Internal Medicine requires a total of 18 months of clinical training for board certification in both of these disciplines. The diversity of experiences gained from rotating through the two campuses is one of the most unique aspects of the training program. The fellows are involved in specialty clinics of pulmonary arterial hypertension, lung cancer, and nodule, asthma and COPD, occupational disorders, sleep disorders, and much more. The ICU experience includes management of ARDS, sepsis, post-cardiac surgery, and patients requiring neuro-surgical care, and many other aspects of critical care medicine. The procedural experience gained at Ascension Providence Hospital is par excellence. The fellows will gain expertise in performing EBUS, navigation bronchoscopy, and bronchothermoplasty.

ECMO

The newest addition is the introduction of the ECMO service. This starts in June 2020. The fellows are sent for special training and hands-on training is occurring routinely.

CLINICAL SITES

Ascension Providence Hospital is a community hospital with two campuses located in Southfield (395 beds) and Novi (259 beds). The hospital provides tertiary care in Oakland County and to the population of the Detroit Metropolitan Area. The new Pulmonary/Critical Care program was accredited in 2013. Ascension Providence Hospital is the center for a very active EMS program for the cities of Southfield, Oak Park, and Novi and therefore accepts a large number of emergencies. At the Southfield campus, there is newly constructed state-of-the-art,24-bed Medical, Surgical, and Neurosurgical ICU. The Cardiovascular ICU is under construction. The Novi campus has a 12-bed medical/surgical ICU and an 8-bed neuro ICU. The outpatient continuity clinic is one half-day per week through the three-year period.

PULMONARY CONSULTATION SERVICE

The Pulmonary consult service is a busy, procedure-rich service. The fellows have one half-day office for continuity of care. The procedures are supervised by faculty. The fellows have access to the on-site simulation lab.

DIDACTICS

The didactic lectures include core lecture series during the first two months for the incoming fellows and then twice weekly lectures that include lectures from faculty (regional and national) and presentations driven by fellows including case presentations, M&M, journal clubs, research meetings, and much more. Our faculty is deeply involved in participating in these didactics.

HOW TO APPLY

All of our positions are filled for the 2021-2022 and 2022-2023 academic years. We will start accepting applications again for the 2022 application cycle.

All applications are processed through Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).

Your ERAS application must include:  

  • Completed application form

  • Personal statement addressing career objectives

  • 3 letters of recommendation

All application materials, including all support letters, must be submitted by August 30.

ACADEMIC OPPORTUNITIES & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Abundant opportunities exist for scholarly activity. Mentoring committees are established for fellows based on their interests and future goals to provide guidance on scholarly work, research or educational projects, and career planning. Fellows will be expected to complete at least one substantial scholarly project.