University of Wisconsin
School of Medicine and Public Health

Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship

Greetings and Welcome to the Pulmonary And Critical Care Medicine Fellowship Program!

Thank you for your interest in our Pulmonary and Critical Care fellowship program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Our program emphasizes the development of the skills and attributes necessary to becoming a highly competent clinician, while providing an atmosphere that strongly encourages exploration of the science underlying our field.

We hope you will take the time to explore our website.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Thank you,

John McCartney, MD

Clinical Associate Professor
Fellowship Director, Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine

Mission/Goals of Program

The overall goal:

  • Provide the environment, patient population and resources for training and experience at a level sufficiently advanced for the fellows to obtain the competency of a sub-specialist in both Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine.
  • Cater to those with research interest by creating a special research education track with protected time. Click here to see the Research Track Schedule

The goal of the Pulmonary Disease program:

  • Provide a broad spectrum of clinical experience with a wide variety of pulmonary diseases, which include:
    • Opportunities to observe and manage patients in the inpatient and outpatient settings
    • Assume continuing responsibility for both acute and chronically ill patients
  • Focus on pulmonary physiology with clinical disease and on the elucidation of the effectiveness of therapy in altering the natural history of pulmonary disorders
  • Offer simulation curriculum for procedural practice

The goal of the Critical Care program:

  • Provide a minimum of nine months of meaningful patient care in critical care units, with at least six months devoted to the care of critically-ill medical patients. You will also gain exposure to a wide variety of disorders, with opportunities to assume responsibility for patient care throughout their stay and to monitor medical progress during the remainder of the hospital stay
  • A further objective is to provide opportunities for fellows to acquire skills required to organize, administer and direct a critical care unit composed of a multidisciplinary team of providers

The goal of the training:

  • Provide the Pulmonary and Critical Care fellow with the basic formal teaching and supervised experience necessary to acquire expertise as an Intensivist and as a consultant in Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine