Fellowship Program

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Division of Pulmonary Medicine, Allergy & Critical Care

Fellowship Program

The Division of Pulmonary, Allergy & Critical Care Medicine offers a 3 year fellowship training program in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine.  The program is staffed by full-time University of Massachusetts Medical School faculty who are active in 1) the teaching of medical students, house officers and fellows; 2) in clinical and laboratory research; and 3) in the practice of pulmonary, allergy and critical care medicine.  The program has 2 fellows for each of the 3 years.  Graduating fellows are usually enter a private practice (~60%) or pursue an academic career (~40%)

Rotations

Pulmonary Inpatient and Consultation Service  Trainees assume direct patient care responsibilities for patients admitted to the Pulmonary Medicine service.  Under the guidance of an Attending physician, the fellow will participate in all management decisions that involve patients for whom he or she assumes primary care.  This rotation also involves consultations called by primary care physicians, other medical subspecialists and non-medical specialists, including consultation in the intensive care units other than the MICU.  Fellows will develop expertise in flexible bronchoscopy (and its attendant skills) primarily during this rotation
 
Critical Care Medicine Service The fellow assumes primary responsibility along with an Attending physician in the care of critically ill medical patients in one of two medical intensive care units.  The fellow is responsible for directly overseeing and acting as a central resource to the medical housestaff and nonphysician providers.  The fellow is primarily responsible for procedures such as placement of central venous catheters, Swan-Ganz catheters, thoracentesis, bronchoscopy and endotracheal intubation.  

Lung & Allergy Center - Outpatient Clinic  The center is an active outpatient clinic with approximately 12,000 visits per year.  This serves as the fellow’s longitudinal outpatient experience for 3 years.  Fellows will have a half day clinic each week consisting of 2 new patients and 2 up to 4 follow-up visits.  The fellow will be precepted by a faculty attending physician who will have time dedicated to review of data and radiographs, to confirmation of the trainee’s findings and to discuss the management plans with him or her.

Research   Fellows are expected to complete a comprehensive Research project within the course of the fellowship.  Significant time is dedicated to this during the 2nd year of the program.

Other opportunities available to fellows include: Comprehensive Sleep Disorders Center; Interventional Pulmonology; eICU (telemedicine coverage of intensive care units across the medical center); Pulmonary Function Laboratory (~ 10,000 studies per year); and Allergy Clinic.

PROGRAM DIRECTOR

Scott E. Kopec, MD

  • Rush Medical College, 1985-1989
  • Internship in Internal Medicine, Bethesda Naval Hospital; 1989-1990
  • Residency in Internal Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School/UMASS Medical Center; 1992-1994
  • Fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School/UMASS Medical Center; 1994-1997

APPLICATIONS, INQUIRIES, RECRUITMENT

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Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine Fellowship Program
UMass Memorial Medical Center - University Campus
55 Lake Avenue North
Worcester, MA 01655
(508) 856-3122

SALARY & BENEFITS

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