Our fellowship is sponsored by the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix, with shared major clinical training sites at Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix and the Phoenix VA Medical Center. The fellowship provides a three-year training program in Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine and a two-year training program in Critical Care Medicine.
We aim to graduate fellows that the faculty would feel fortunate to have as practice partners and would trust with the care of a sick family member. This requires a graduate fellow to:
- Consistently provide good bedside patient care — demonstrating a strong sense of personal responsibility, sound decision-making and procedural competency.
- Master medical knowledge of pulmonary and critical care medicine, with an emphasis on underlying physiology and pathophysiology.
- Reflect on the results of their clinical actions to continuously improve the care they provide.
- Be forthright, compassionate and empathetic in their communication with patients, families and co-workers.
- Act in the best tradition of the profession — putting the interest of the patient first, leading the team of care givers by good example and always demonstrating good attitude, ethical behavior, honesty and trustworthiness.
- Take responsibility for clinical outcomes in the larger context of health care delivery systems.
- Become a clinician-scholar, exercising critical appraisal of the literature and the ability to translate a clinical question into a research presentation or publication.