In 2014, I accepted an offer to join the pulmonary critical care fellowship program at VTCSOM, and analyzing my decision retrospectively I believe this to be one of the best decisions I could have ever made. It was a great program that offers a very diverse population base and definitely prepared me for any eventual clinical scenario that I might encounter in practical life in both critical care and pulmonary medicine. The program remains clinical heavy in the beginning and then lets a fellow focus on their clinical and research interests towards the later part of the fellowship which allows a smooth transition from a junior to a more senior role. Faculty encourages clinical research and the options to choose areas of research are varied. Every faculty member has a definite area of interest and these range from interventional pulmonary to Interstitial Lung Disease and pulmonary hypertension. Fellows are encouraged to develop their own interests as they progress with specific guidance from the faculty member with an aligned clinical or research interest. If ever taken back in time I will definitely choose this program again!
Dow Medical College, Pakistan
Post Graduate Year
VA Sierra Nevada Health Care System, Reno, NV
University of Nevada School of Medicine, Reno, NV
Advanced Lung Disease and Transplantation Fellowship, University of Pennsylvania