Physician Scientist Program

Fellows wishing to pursue an academic career may spend 1-2 additional years in research. Fellows must be eligible for the section’s NIH funding and may chose to do either clinical or basic research after they complete 2 years of clinical training.

All fellows, whether doing research or clinical years, are under the UIC Graduate Medical Education system and strictly follow ACGME guidelines, under the Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine Program Director.

In addition to carrying out research these fellows may attend classes at the University. Fellows are required to attend their continuity clinic one half day per week during their research time.

Master’s of Public Health Program

Fellows interested in a clinical academic career may elect to obtain a Master’s degree in Public Health through UIC’s School of Public Health. Fellows must be accepted into the program and have approval from the Program Director. Course work can be taken during the 3 years of fellowship. Fellows are expected to engage in research in addition to the course work. This may require 1 or 2 more years.

Bibliography and Medical Literature

Fellows are strongly encouraged to join the American Thoracic Society, the American College of Chest Physicians, and Society for Critical Care Medicine. Joining these societies automatically enroll them in a subscription to the society’s journal. Fellows are expected to frequently consult the literature through searching the National Library of Medicine data bases (Pubmed, Medline, and variations) and have available many online full-texted journals through Ovid and texts through MD Consult. These are provided free of charge by the University and are readily accessible in almost every room in the hospital through the internet. The fellows are required to have at least one textbook of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, Critical Care Medicine, Exercise Testing, and Radiology. Most have many texts on topics related respiratory and critical care medicine topics, although an increasing amount of material is available on line. In addition to texts, guidelines such as those developed by the American Thoracic Society are recommended readings.

All literature must be evaluated carefully and this citation does not endorse all aspects of these works.