Fellowship Resources

Physicians interested in applying for the Emory Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care fellowships have access to a variety of educational and career opportunities to advance their careers. Please read below for more information and contact us with any questions!

Didactic Conferences

Pulmonary Didactic Conferences and Critical Care Medicine Grand Rounds

Pulmonary Didactic Conferences and Critical Care Medicine Grand Rounds are Tuesday from 7:30 - 8:30 a.m. Each week, the conference follows one of several different formats:
  • Journal club, in which fellows select an interesting publication from the recent literature and review the background of the topic as well as the methodology, design, statistical analysis, results, and conclusions of the publication.
  • Case conference, in which fellows present a case history, physical exam, and pertinent radiographic studies and then select a faculty member to discuss the salient features and develop a differential diagnosis and diagnostic plan. The fellow then reviews the clinical course, pathologic material, and outcome of the case.
  • Faculty presentations, in which attending physicians provide an in-depth review of a pulmonary/critical care medicine topic or present findings of their ongoing clinical research projects including background, study design, epidemiology, analysis of data and statistical analysis.
  • Senior grand rounds, in which graduating fellows present a topic of their own choosing, relevant to their trajectory during their three-year commitment to the training program.
  • Visiting professor presentations, in which distinguished faculty from around the country lecture on a topic in their area of clinical or research expertise.

Core Curriculum Conference

Core Curriculum Conference is presented weekly on Tuesday morning from 8:30 - 10:30 am. Faculty from around the institution present on a broad variety of topics pertinent to pulmonary disease/critical care medicine, targeted to the training level of fellows. The overall content is organized to cover in more depth topics that are relevant to clinical practice and the American Board of Internal Medicine’s certifying examinations in Pulmonary Diseases and Critical Care Medicine.

Research Conference

Research Conference is held weekly on Thursday morning from 8:00-9:00 am, except during summer months. The conference serves as a showcase for fellows and faculty both within and outside the Division to present work in progress and recently completed projects. All fellows on research rotations are required to attend.

Others Educational Opportunities 

Fellows are encouraged to attend the following conferences, although attendance is not mandatory.

Emory Department of Medicine Grand Rounds – Tuesdays – 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Monthly Multidisciplinary Conference at Emory University Hospital sponsored and organized by Dr. Anthony Gal, a dedicated pulmonary pathologist. This conference is attended by pulmonary disease/critical care medicine fellows and faculty, thoracic surgeons, oncologists, and radiologists and cases are reviewed in a morbidity/mortality format.  Thursdays - 7:30 - 8:30 a.m. 

Other multidisciplinary conferences held weekly at selected sites and attended only by fellows on rotation at those facilities:

  • Grady Hospital – monthly ID-pulmonary conference
  • Grady Hospital – monthly radiology, pulmonary, pathology, thoracic surgery conferences
  • Atlanta VA Medical Center – weekly multidisciplinary conference with participation from radiology, pulmonary, thoracic surgery, oncology, radiation therapy, and nuclear medicine services
  • Emory Clinic Sleep Medicine Grand Rounds
  • Emory University Hospital Lung Transplant Conference
  • Emory University Hospital Tumor Board

Fellowship Benefits

Vacation

Fellows get three weeks of vacation during each year of fellowship.

Medical Meetings

Fellows are given time off and funding to attend one medical meeting of their choosing during the second year of training. Funding for meetings during subsequent years is contingent upon presenting at the meeting of interest.

Summary of Benefits - Medical House Staff

For a complete list of benefits to Emory University trainees, please visit Emory School of Medicine medical house benefits information.

For additional information on benefits contact:

Human Resources Department
Emory University
Atlanta, GA  30322
404-727-7613

Career Development

Midway through an Emory pulmonary, allergy and critical care trainees' first year, fellows attend a focused career development course to ensure a smooth transition from the first year of training into the senior portion of their fellowship. During this time, fellows will meet with each potential mentor to understand what role each faculty member plays in the overall workings of the Divsion, the Department, and the School, and how their training and experience helped them achieve their current position. Through this process, trainees will be introduced to a variety of career paths; the latter half of this first year of fellowship affords time for trainees to meet with Division leaders to determine the best path for their senior years.

The Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Career Development Committee, co-chaired by Drs. Ashish Mehta and David Green, oversees fellow progress during the latter portions of training. After the first year, each fellow will create a mentorship committee that will meet with them quarterly to review their progress and discuss their plans for the coming months; using these committees, trainees' plans are continuously sculpted to achieve the outcome set for themselves at the beginning of their training.

Emory Department of Medicine Faculty Development Office
Emory also has a faulty development office that provide resources and tools to develop your career to the highest potential.

Contact Us

If you have questions about the Emory Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Fellowship please contact Linda Howell.

Ms. Linda Howell
Senior Program Associate
Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine
Emory University School of Medicine
615 Michael Street-Suite 205
Atlanta, GA  30322
Phone:  404-712-8286
Fax:     404-712-2974
Email:   llhowel@emory.edu