At Norwalk Hospital, we’re committed to providing the educational opportunities that enable our fellows to pursue careers in clinical care, administrative leadership and academic medicine.
The education of fellows occurs in diverse sites that capitalize on the strengths of our affiliates. The pulmonary training is based primarily at Norwalk Hospital. Fellows also rotate through the pulmonary consultation service at Yale-New Haven Hospital, which is the primary teaching site at Yale. Fellows pursuing additional critical care training at Yale University rotate through Surgical, Neurosurgical and Medical Intensive Care Units and the Thoracic Interventional Program at Yale-New Haven Hospital as well as through the West Haven Veterans Administration Medical Center Pulmonary/ICU Service. Fellows may also perform a rotation at the University of Connecticut-affiliated Hospital for Special Care, an outstanding pulmonary rehabilitation hospital.
Norwalk Hospital graduates are highly prepared to meet the clinical and academic expectations of our profession.
During the two-year Pulmonary Fellowship, fellows complete 16 months of clinical training. Again, training occurs primarily at Norwalk Hospital. Fellows also rotate in their second year on the Yale-New Haven Hospital Consult Service and attend weekly continuity clinics in both a private office and clinical settings, except when on critical care rotations. Technical training in cardiac echo is performed at nearby St. Vincent’s Hospital.
Norwalk Hospital also hosts an accredited Fellowship in Sleep Medicine, in which many Pulmonary fellows have trained following completion of their Pulmonary training at Norwalk and Critical Care training at Yale.