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Director's Statement

Marvin Balaan, MD, FCCP
Pulmonary/Critical Care Medicine Fellowship Program Director,
Allegheny General Hospital
Associate Professor of Medicine, Temple University College of Medicine

The Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine fellowship is a three year ACGME-accredited subspecialty program established in 1966. Our primary objective is to offer an outstanding educational experience that prepares fellows for a career path in clinical pulmonary and critical care medicine in an environment that encourages learning and growth by a variety of activities centered around the ACGME competencies of patient care, medical knowledge, practice-based learning and improvement, professionalism, interpersonal and communication skills, and systems-based practice. The commitment of the faculty to teaching is considered to be a significant strength of the program. The training program provides a balance of didactic activities, patient care, and procedural experiences that will allow the trainee to master the competencies required for the practice of pulmonary and critical care medicine. Fellows are provided with exciting opportunities for research and scholarly activity throughout their education. They are involved in all aspects of research, from initiation of protocol submissions to writing abstracts and posters for pulmonary/critical care medicine national meetings and manuscripts for peer-reviewed journals. Fellows also participate in interdisciplinary conferences and in the teaching of medical residents and medical students.

We welcome candidates to browse this site for additional information about the fellowship program.


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