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Phoenix Good Samaritan/VA
Pulmonary/Critical Care Medicine Fellowship

This combined program is located at Carl T. Hayden VA Medical Center in Phoenix, Ariz., in close relationship with the Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center. Two-three  positions are available each year. 
The three-year program consists of basic training in:
    •    Pulmonary Disease including
    •    Critical care medicine
    •    Sleep medicine

The faculty includes seven full-time faculty at this medical center, and over 10 faculty from Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center.

While we stress clinical pulmonary and critical care, the fellows take part in clinical and/or basic research. Our facilities are up-to-date and include state-of-the-art video endoscopy units including fluoroscopy and superdimension. The pulmonary function and sleep labs have the most recent computerized equipment. Also, computers are used in our section to record our data and other information by both staff and fellows.

The  trainees may also spend time in sleep medicine, lung transplantation, trauma, surgical ICU, cystic fibrosis clinic, pulmonary rehabilitation, tuberculosis clinic, chest  radiology, and pulmonary pathology . In addition there is a weekly continuity clinic conducted in a private office. Our program is well-organized and closely supervised to provide the maximum learning experience for the fellow.

We have also incorporated St. Joseph’s Medical Center, Maricopa Medical Center, Mayo Clinic Arizona, JC Lincoln Medical Center, and Scottsdale Shea into our program with these rotations adding to the clinical experience. Overall, about one third of the time is spent at the Carl T. Hayden VA Medical Center, one third at the Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center and one third on electives. At the VA and Banner Good Samaritan the time is divided roughly equally between pulmonary and critical care medicine.

If you have any questions, please contact Fellowship Coordinator, Dolores Castro at 602-839-5961 or                 


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