About the Program

Welcome to the Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Fellowship at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. We appreciate your interest in our program, and invite you to take a look around to learn a little more about us.

One of the major goals of the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine is to prepare physicians for careers in academic medicine. The overall goal of our fellowship is to provide fellows with a complete well-rounded training program designed to enhance their clinical skills, scientific knowledge and provide the tools necessary to develop their research skills.

A strength of our fellowship training program is the balance we provide in terms of clinical training, research opportunities and our educational curriculum.

What makes Ohio State different

Pulmonary Critical Care Fellowship introduction

Avraham Cooper, MD, program director of The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center's Pulmonary Critical Care Fellowship, offers a brief welcome to the program.

Hear from current Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Fellows

Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine fellows from The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center describe in their own words why they chose Ohio State for their fellowship.

Ohio State residency and fellowships offer best of all worlds

Columbus and Ohio State provide a community that's committed to diversity, culture, economic opportunity and excellence. Here, some of our current residents and fellows share their perspectives.

Clinical Experience

Clinical Experience

The fellowship program consists of a minimum of 18 months of clinical exposure, the majority of which occurs during the first year. We have a large and diverse patient population and currently have eight core clinical rotations per month. In addition to these rotations, F2s rotate with the surgical critical care team and F3s rotate with the thoracic surgical critical care team and the neurologic critical care team.

Night call is fulfilled via a night float rotation. When not on night float, fellows have no overnight call responsibilities. F1s do approximately two weeks of night float, F2s four weeks and F3s four weeks. Two fellows split a four-week block of night float and when not on service, that block the fellow has no clinical responsibilities except for his or her own continuity clinic. Night float and all clinical rotations are structured to comply with ACGME duty hour guidelines.
Research Experience

Research Experience

We are committed to advancing patient care through innovative research. The goal of our research training program is to give our fellows the opportunity to pursue a personalized research experience that is tailored to their career goals. These projects are performed under the guidance of faculty mentors and program leadership in order to foster intellectual development and hone critical thinking skills. We are committed to providing whatever support is necessary to allow our fellow to be successful in their research efforts.
Training and Procedures

Training and Procedures

During the first year, or clinical year, fellows have the opportunity to participate in Critical Care training and Pulmonary Medicine training outlined below.
Pulmonary/Critical Care Medicine Conference Overview

Pulmonary/Critical Care Medicine Conference Overview

There are several pulmonary/critical care specific conferences scheduled each week, which cover both clinical practice and research topics. The overall goal of our conferences is to foster learning and engender discussion about topics pertinent to the practice of pulmonary/critical care medicine. We strongly believe in teaching based on the principles of evidence-based medicine, defined as the integration of best research evidence with clinical expertise and patient values.

All fellows are expected to attend conference. Fellows must attend at least 70% of conferences over the 3 year fellowship in order to be eligible for graduation, and 70% within each academic year to be promoted and to remain eligible to moonlight. Conferences that are missed can be made up by watching the recording of the conference, if available, but live attendance is strongly preferred and should be the default.

Our conferences include:

  • Pulmonary Research conference
  • Fellows case conference
  • Pulmonary/Critical Care Medicine core didactic conference Ultrasound didactic curriculum
  • Research Work in Progress
  • Chest conference (with IM residents)
  • ILD conference
  • Thoracic pathology conference
  • Journal club
  • M&M
  • Internal Medicine Grand Rounds
  • Multidisciplinary critical are conference
  • Fellow's monthly meeting
  • Simulation sessions
  • More +

Application Process


  • MD or DO
  • Be eligible for an Ohio training certificate or permanent medical license
  • Have successfully completed three years of US postgraduate training by the time of entry into the fellowship program
  • Hold U.S. citizenship, permanent residency or current ECFMG certificate
    • We cannot support H1-B visas and preference will be given to US citizens or applicants with a Green Card due to the eligibility requirements of the T32 

Application Documents

The following is a list of the required documents necessary to complete the application for our Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship.

  1. USMLE Step 1, 2, 3 or COMLEX Scores
  2. A letter from your residency program director (submitted via ERAS)
  3. Three reference letters (submitted via ERAS) – one must be from a pulmonary or critical care faculty member or pulmonary and critical care fellowship program director
  4. A recent photograph of the applicant

In alignment with the Association of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Program Directors (APCCMPD), our national professional society and to ensure a uniform interview process that is equitable to all applicants, our fellowship interviews for applicants in 2021-2022 will be held exclusively virtually. We will not offer in-person site visits. The full recommendation is available here.

Tina Olsson
Fellowship Program Coordinator

Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
241 W 11th Ave, Suite 5000
Columbus, OH 43201

Commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Social Justice and Anti-Racism

The fellowship program is committed to the principles of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Social Justice and Anti-Racism. We seek to promote the health of the community and address healthcare disparities and are proud to foster a diverse, inclusive training environment.

For more information on Ohio Stat's Anti-Racism Action Plan:

Meet Program Leadership


Avraham Cooper, MD
Program Director


Joshua Englert, MD
Associate Program Director


Jennifer McCallister, MD
Assistant Program Director

Share this page