Three-Year Training

Pulmonary and critical care medicine fellowship rotations at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center include inpatient consultations and extensive experience in our intensive care units and specialty clinics as well as research time and electives tailored to your interests.

Your exact schedule may vary slightly from what’s listed here, but we follow a general three-year plan. 

First Year:

  • Introduction (1/2 month)
  • Anesthesia (1/2 month)
  • Inpatient pulmonary consultation service (2 months) 
  • Medical Intensive Care Unit (4 months) 
  • Outpatient office/sleep/tuberculosis (2 months)
  • Pulmonary function testing and pulmonary rehabilitation (2 months) 
  • Research (1 month) 

Second Year:

  • Adult Cystic Fibrosis Clinic at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (1 month) 
  • Beverly Hospital Intensive Care Unit (1 month)
  • Brigham & Women’s Hospital transplant & consult service (1 month) 
  • Infectious disease/pulmonary rehabilitation elective (1 month) 
  • Inpatient pulmonary consultation service (1 month) 
  • Medical Intensive Care Unit (2 months) 
  • Outpatient pulmonary consultation/pulmonary function tests/tuberculosis clinic service (2 months) 
  • Research (2 months)
  • Surgical Intensive Care Unit (1 month) 

Third Year:

  • Beverly Hospital Intensive Care Unit (1 month) 
  • Cardiothoracic care Post-Anesthesia Care Unit (1 month) 
  • Coronary Care Unit (1 month) 
  • Elective (3 months) 
  • Inpatient pulmonary consults (1 month) 
  • Medical Intensive Care Unit (1 month) 
  • Outpatient pulmonary consultation/pulmonary function testing/tuberculosis clinic service (1 month)
  • Research (3 months) 


Elective rotations allow you to tailor part of your fellowship to your interests. The world-class multidisciplinary care offered at Lahey ensures you’ll have a wide variety of options. Popular elective choices for pulmonary and critical care medicine fellows include Allergy and Immunology, Cardiology, Infectious Disease, Nutrition and Otolaryngology.  

On-Call Schedule

As a fellow, you’ll take night calls from home. If an unstable patient is admitted to the Medical Intensive Care Unit, you’ll be expected to come to the hospital to assist medical residents (with the attending physician, if necessary).  

Weekend call consists of coverage of patients cared for by the Medical Intensive Care Unit team and patients on the Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine service. You’ll work with an attending physician. Fellows determine the details of their call schedules.