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Fellowship Program

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The Pulmonary Critical Care & Sleep Medicine Fellowship is an accredited training program (Program Number 1564821112) in the field of pulmonary and critical care medicine. The main goal of our three-year training program is to teach the cognitive and procedural skills necessary to practice the combined discipline of pulmonary and critical care medicine. In addition, a scholarly approach to the practice of medicine is emphasized as essential to continuing professional development, whether in the academic arena or in the private practice setting. Extensive research experience is provided and consideration of academic careers is encouraged. Board certification is expected at the end of the training period.

The clinical pulmonary service is divided into the consult, procedure, and outpatient/pulmonary function laboratory clinic services. The intensive care unit (ICU) experience consists of rotations through the medical ICU/ Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) ICU, and critical care elective rotations.

Applications for fellowships are coordinated through the American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC) via the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Required documents that should be submitted thru ERAS include:

For further information concerning the pulmonary and critical care medicine fellowship program, please contact:

Gulshan Sharma, M.D., M.P.H.
Director, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Fellowship Program
Division of Pulmonary Critical Care & Sleep Medicine
Department of Internal Medicine
John Sealy Annex, Room 5.112
301 University Boulevard
Galveston, TX 77555-0561
Phone: 409.772.2436
Fax: 409.772.9532
E-mail: gusharma@utmb.edu

The department of internal medicine is developing evidence based clinical protocols which will be available in EPIC (as order sets) for use when admitting patients with these diagnoses. Their AIM is to standardize care and decrease length of stay and readmission rates.

Currently available protocols are:
  • CAP - Community Acquired Pneumonia Orderset
  • Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis Adult, ICU
  • General Medicine Admission
  • Immunodeficiency Flow Panel
  • MICU/CCU Admission Order Set
  • Oral Analgesic Medicaitons
  • Parenteral Opioids
  • Sepsis, Adult ICU
  • 111 - Stroke Alert
  • 112 - Stroke Activation
  • 300086 - Stroke Floor Admission
  • 3000000001 -  Stroke Critical care without tPA
  • 300088 Stroke - Transfer from Critical care to floor
  • 3004002 - Stroke Discharge

All protocols can be found in the EPIC order set section.

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