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Pulmonary Critical Care Fellowship

The Pulmonary Critical Care Fellowship at Largo Medical center is a three year accredited   program by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA). The program offers clinical training in pulmonary and critical care medicine at several campuses and affiliated institutions. The educational purpose of this program is to provide training and experience  to graduate physicians   who are well rounded  osteopathic physicians with  the skills necessary to thrive in any setting in Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine.

Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Faculty, as well as members of other disciplines such as Cardiology, Neurology, Gastroenterology, Nephrology, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Infectious Disease, Neurosurgery, Anesthesiology and other Divisions within the Department of
Internal Medicine and the Department of Surgery provide clinical supervision and teaching.

Three Pulmonary Critical Care Fellowship positions are available to physicians
with Board Eligibility or Certification in Internal Medicine through the American Osteopathic Board of Internal Medicine.

Training rotations are located in the various hospitals which are designated as affiliate training institutions, including the Largo Medical Center, LMC Indian Rocks Campus, Bay Pines Veterans Administration Hospital and other affiliate institutions.

Academic Environment:
Lecture series, conferences, journal clubs, and daily academic rounds complete the Fellow’s clinical training. Fellows receive a comprehensive structured cognitive and procedural clinical education in both inpatient and outpatient settings that will enable them to become competent, proficient and professional osteopathic pulmonologists and critical care physicians.  

Patient Care Experience:
The Program provides extensive participation in patient care across two medical campuses, Largo Medical Center and Largo Medical Center – Indian Rocks. Fellows also participate in outpatient clinical experiences. Fellows receive exposure to patients across the disease and age spectrums.

Curriculum:
The Program’s curriculum is designed to provide educational and experiential input from a broad range of specialty providers at Largo Medical Center as well as affiliate institutions. The curriculum includes a core of didactics, which are modeled after the core competencies.

Schedule:
Fellows complete a 3 year training program. Working hours are generally from 7am to 7pm. Fellows receive a total of 20 days of paid time off which can be used for vacation, personal needs and holidays. Fellows are also allowed a total of 5 days of paid time for conference attendance and other educational needs.

For more information:
Hard copy applications and additional information are available on the Graduate Medical Education page of our website, LargoMedical.com. To speak to a current Fellow, please contact us at 727-586-7103 or largogmeinfo@hcahealthcare.com.