Four diverse locations provide a broad range of clinical experience for the Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship at IU School of Medicine.
Four diverse locations provide a broad range of clinical experience, which are likely unmatched by most programs. All locations are accessible by a short walk or the IU Health Shuttle.
IU Health University Hospital
IU Health University Hospital is a quaternary referral center and home to subspecialty care. Typically, three pulmonary and critical care fellows can be found at IU Health University Hospital staffing the medical ICU, performing consults on an array of subspecialty cases and working on the bronchoscopy and PFT rotation.
There is a dedicated room, OR 5, where all our bronchoscopies are performed. Typically, the ICU fellow and consult fellow alternate weekends on. Upper level fellows are able to moonlight within the ICU and will work 20 night shifts throughout the academic year. The subspecialty services unique to IU Health University Hospital include hepatology, ERCP, pulmonary wards, hematology/oncology, the transplant ICU, and the bone marrow transplant unit.
IU Health Methodist Hospital is a large tertiary referral center and community practice hospital. It is the largest hospital in the IU system with over 100 ICU beds. It houses the cardiovascular surgical services including ECMO and lung transplantation. Typically, three fellows work at Methodist covering the ECMO service, pulmonary consults, and senior service—a rotation reserved for upper-level fellows to independently manage an ICU service without clinic or teaching responsibilities.
Just like University Hospital, there is a dedicated bronchoscopy room. The consult fellow will alternate weekends with the Senior Service fellow covering the 4 East medical ICU. Consults are typically received via Diagnotes.
Richard L. Roudebush Indianapolis VA Medical Center
The VA Medical Center is a tertiary referral and primary care center that houses a 12 bed ICU. Typically, two fellows work at the VA covering the ICU and pulmonary consults as well as a busy bronchoscopy suite.
The consult fellow is expected to read the PFTs and home oxygen evaluations. The two fellows on service alternate being on home call for one week at a time (from one Friday to the next).
Eskenazi Health is Indiana’s largest public health care system. Each year, they complete over 1 million outpatient visits across 10 sites. It is certified as a Level 1 Trauma Center and houses the only burn unit in the state.
Typically, three fellows can be found at Eskenazi staffing the two ICU teams and performing pulmonary consults. Fellows take home call every fourth night and each fellow on this rotation does one weekend covering the ICU and consults. There is one resident in house and one NP cross covering the two teams. Each fellow has a continuity clinic at Eskenazi Health.