Lectures and conferences are an important part of the Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine fellowship curriculum at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center. They’re intended to supplement the clinical learning that takes place during your rotations.
During your fellowship, you’ll be required to attend and actively participate in the following regularly scheduled conferences:
- Critical Care Medicine Lecture Series
- Medical Grand Rounds
- Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Conference
- Pulmonary Medicine or Critical Care Medicine Conference
- Multidisciplinary Thoracic Oncology Conference (MTOC) with radiologists and pathologists
- Core Curriculum Lecture Series for all Lahey trainees
- Evidence-Based Medicine Conference
- Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Morbidity and Mortality Conference
- Research Conference
- Sleep Disorders Conference
Research opportunities are an essential component of your training. As part of your fellowship, you’ll have the option to develop a research proposal and present it to Lahey’s Institutional Review Board. With guidance from a supervising faculty member, you’ll carry out the project and present it at a national meeting. You may also have the opportunity to contribute to an invited book chapter or submit interesting case reports for publication in a peer reviewed journal.
You may complete your project at any time during your training. However, six months (one in the first year, two in the second year and three in the third year) are set aside specifically for research. During this time, you can work on your project without any daytime clinical responsibilities. You will also have the option of using one or two of your elective blocks to do research.