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Pulmonary Critical Care

About the WakeMed Pulmonary Critical Care

The pulmonary critical care/hospitalist medicine fellowship track was launched in October of 2021 and consists of board-certified, and fellowship trained pulmonary and critical care medicine physicians and board- certified internists. Alongside a robust APP team, the pulmonary critical care team provides care to some of the sickest patients at both the Raleigh and Cary campuses of WakeMed while the pulmonary team provides excellent collaborative care to patients at the Raleigh, Cary and North campuses of WakeMed.

Both groups have a long-standing history of working in a collaborative fashion with APP’s and other consultants within the WakeMed system and providing excellent patient care. The physicians and APPs of these groups are also dedicated to education and the APP fellow can expect to train alongside a diverse group of both medical residents and students from both UNC and Campbell University.

Our pulmonary critical care APP fellowship program is an intense, highly structured, comprehensive program designed to give you exposure to all the different areas of pulmonary critical care. We will provide a large volume of patient care experiences, selected lectures, simulations and professional development sessions. Our goal is to use evidence-based medicine through a mix of didactic and clinical experiences to help you develop the specialized skills needed across the continuum of critical care.

This fellowship is designed for self-motivated, eager, and knowledgeable new advanced practice provider graduates who excelled in their previous APP training and now wish to build upon those skills to take them to the next level in cardiovascular care through our high acuity program. The fellow will learn all aspects of critical care medicine using many educational modalities. The variety of strategies will teach how to assess, diagnose, and treat complex medical conditions using the latest guidelines. Fellows can expect to attend lectures and learning sessions throughout this one-year program.

We will provide you with the framework to become a highly successful, independent advanced practice provider. The fellows will receive strong mentorship from APP preceptors, fellow advisors, and physicians.

Pulmonary Critical Care/Hospitalist Medicine Curriculum Overview

The APP fellow can expect to be fully integrated into both the hospitalist team and the pulmonary critical care team during the year-long fellowship program. The curriculum will include a clinical focus on management of a wide variety of medical conditions in a multitude of settings including the emergency department, medical/surgical floors and intensive care units.


The curriculum will include core rotations with both the hospitalist team where they will be responsible for assisting with admissions from the emergency department, performing consults on inpatients, rounding on inpatients, and arranging for appropriate discharges of patients on their service. During their time on the pulmonary critical care team the fellow will be responsible for assisting with admissions from the emergency department, performing consults as appropriate, rounding on patients in the intensive care unit, and performing appropriate procedures.


Throughout the year the fellow should show appropriate progression of history taking and physical examination skills, ordering appropriate diagnostic tests and interpretation of data, forming a differential diagnosis, and other appropriate technical skills.

Didactic Opportunities

The fellow will have multiple opportunities to further their didactic knowledge through various conferences, educational lectures and in-services, one-on-one education, mentoring, monthly professional development days, and access to the state in the art SIM lab at WakeMed. The fellow will also be involved in a quality improvement project during the year. BLS and ACLS certifications are provided.