Elective rotations allow fellows to expand upon their medical education. Fellows have a wide range of options from which to choose, as Lahey Health’s world-renowned multidisciplinary medical center provides quality healthcare in virtually every specialty and subspecialty of medicine. Common popular elective choices include Radiology, Allergy and Immunology, Otolaryngology, Cardiology, Infectious Disease and Nutrition.


While fellows’ exact schedule may vary slightly from year to year depending on their individual needs and interests, the three-year curriculum is organized in the following manner:

First year

  • Introduction (1/2 month)
  • Anesthesia (1/2 month)
  • Medical intensive care unit (4 months)
  • Inpatient pulmonary consultation service (2 months)
  • Pulmonary function testing and pulmonary rehabilitation (2 months)
  • Research (1 month)
  • Outpatient office/sleep/TB (2 months)

The fellow maintains an active outpatient clinical practice throughout the three-year fellowship and participates in clinics focused on asthma, tuberculosis and sleep medicine.

Second year

  • Medical Intensive Care Unit (2 months)
  • Outpatient pulmonary consultation/PFT/TB Clinic Service (2 months)
  • Inpatient pulmonary consultation service (1 month)
  • Adult Cystic Fibrosis Clinic at Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Boston ( 1 month)
  • Research (2 months)
  • SICU ( 1 month)
  • Beverly Hospital ICU (1 month)
  • ID/Pulmonary Rehabilitation Elective (1 month)
  • Brigham & Women’s Hospital Transplant & Consult Service (1 month)

Third year

  • Medical Intensive Care Unit ( 1 month)
  • Cardiothoracic care post-anesthesia care unit ( 1 month)
  • Coronary care unit (1 month)
  • Elective (3 months)
  • Inpatient pulmonary consultations (1 month)
  • Research (3 months)
  • Beverly Hospital ICU ( 1 month)
  • Outpatient consults/PFT/TB Clinic ( 1 month)

On-Call Schedule

Night call is taken from home, although the fellow (with the attending, if necessary) is expected to come to the hospital to help the medical residents care for unstable patients admitted to the medical intensive care unit (MICU). Weekend call consists of coverage, with an attending, of patients cared for by the MICU team and patients on the Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine service. Fellows determine the details of their call schedules.