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Pulmonary Disease & Critical Care Medicine

Program Type:  Military Medical Center 

Location:  San Antonio, Texas

Accredited:  Yes, Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)

Program Length:  3 years 

Required Pre-Requisite Training:  Medical School Graduation and completion of an Internal Medicine Residency

Categorical Year in Specialty Required:  No

Total Approved Complement:  15

Approved per Year (if applicable):  5

Dedicated research year offered:  No

Medical Student Rotation availability:  4th Year

Additional degree concurrent with training (e.g. MPH):  No

Program Phone Number:  210-916-5412


Program Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Program Description

The SAUSHEC Pulmonary/Critical Care Medicine fellowship is a combined Army and Air Force Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education accredited 3-year training program with a distinguished history as the premier platform for PCCM within the Department of Defense. Our program has a legacy of producing outstanding military medical officers who are dedicated to selfless service, lifelong learning, and advancing the frontiers of military medicine within a practical academic environment. Our fellows and faculty have been recognized internationally through numerous professional societies, such as the American College of Chest Physicians, Society for Critical Care Medicine, and American Thoracic Society. We are a major training site for the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences and share training agreements with University of Texas Health San Antonio, Baptist Health System, Texas Center for Infectious Disease, and M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.

Our program is unique within the DOD as the only Level-1 Trauma Center and is co-located with the internationally-renown U.S. Army Institute for Surgical Research Burn Center. Our facility also hosts the sole adult Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation program within the DOD, which is uniquely embedded with the Pulmonary/Critical Care Service. We showcase advanced Interventional Pulmonary and comprehensive Sleep Medicine services fully integrated within our fellowship. Additionally, we have pioneered a pathway to credential faculty and fellows in ECMO management/cannulation, extracorporeal cardiopulmonary resuscitation, Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy, advanced critical care ultrasonography (to include trans-esophageal echocardiography), right heart catheterization, and Endobronchial Ultrasound transbronchial needle aspiration. In collaboration with affiliated operational units, we offer elective humanitarian medicine rotations in Honduras and aboard US Naval Ship MERCY, providing exposure to global health and resource-limited critical care. We recognize we are entrusted with the care of our nation’s greatest assets and proudly support the warfighters who defend the Constitution of the United States by developing the next generation of Army and Air Force pulmonary and critical care physicians and leaders.

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Contact Us

Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine Fellowship Program

Location: Brooke Army Medical Center, Pulmonary Service

Hours of Operation:

7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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