The annual fellow schedule for the UC Davis Pulmonary and Critical Care program combines pulmonary, critical care, and research activities over three years. The first year initiates with a full month of physiology, procedural, and statistical education in July. The Fall of the first year emphasizes inpatient clinical activities at UC Davis Medical Center. A 2-week period of non-patient-based activities punctuates the first year. The remainder of the year reflects expansion of clinical autonomy and progression of responsibility at the VA Medical Center-Mather, and scholarly and research activities.

Fellows' Schedule Example

Typical Fellow Schedule


PULM: UC-Davis Medical Center Pulmonary Consults
MICU: UC-Davis Medical Center Medical ICU
MICUB: UC-Davis Medical Center Medical ICU - two fellows cover during busy period of year.
Nights: UC-Davis Medical Center Medical ICU overnight
CCM: UC-Davis Medical Center Critical Care Consults/non-medical ICU
RES: Research
VA: VA-Mather Medical ICU and Urgent Pulmonary Clinics
OPT: Service in sub-specialty clinics including Interstitial Lung Disease, Cancer, Cystic Fibrosis, Sleep, Zolair Clinic, and Bronchial Thermoplasty
TBD: To Be Determined based on the needs of the fellow. The fellow will focus on research, study, or additional clinics.


All fellows receive 20 days of vacation and 4 education days each year.

Special Events

Retreat: the one-day annual retreat is held in May or June of every year.

End of Year Picnic: Always held on the fourth Friday of June. Friends, family, and alumni get together for a picnic to celebrate our departing fellows and welcome the new fellows. The event is hosted by division faculty and staff.

Special Conferences