Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Fellowship

Our program provides exposure to complex conditions that other centers may deny.

The Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Fellowship at Baylor University Medical Center, part of Baylor Scott & White Health, is an Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)-accredited three-year program.

Baylor Dallas has extensive experience in the surgical and medical care of lung transplant, which allows our program to accept patients with complex conditions that other centers may deny.

We accept two fellows per year.


Our program prepares physicians to practice the subspecialties of pulmonary medicine and critical care medicine in complex environments with competency, professionalism and the highest ethical standards. Graduating fellows are expected to achieve dual board certification in pulmonary and critical care medicine.

Training is designed to teach fellows how to increase knowledge and comprehension across a broad array of pulmonary medicine topics, apply accumulated knowledge to the bedside care of patients and evaluate subsequent clinical outcomes in a manner that provides for effective pulmonary consultation services, and demonstrate competency in technical and procedural skills for procedures routinely provided by pulmonary consultants.

Fellows have access to advanced technology and services, including:

  • Bronchoscopy suite, including appropriate space and staffing for pulmonary procedures
  • Computed tomography (CT) imaging, including CT angiography
  • Coronary care unit
  • Radiology services (bedside imaging services available to all patients in the critical care units)
  • Pulmonary function testing laboratory
  • Respiratory care services
  • Dedicated pulmonary outpatient clinic
  • Dedicated advanced lung disease clinic
  • Dedicated COPD/asthma clinic

We also utilize the Seeger Surgical Simulation Center, which is equipped with SimMan 3G technology as well as bronchoscopy and EBUS simulators.

Fellows receive new admissions/consults, triage patients, evaluate patients, present to the attending physician and provide documentation of consult between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. daily. They also are responsible for seeing established patients prior to the daily intake conference and performing formal bedside rounds. Fellows work with specially trained nurses and technicians skilled in critical care instrumentation, respiratory function and laboratory medicine.


  • Medical critical care ICU (24 weeks)
  • Advanced lung disease outpatient clinic (four weeks)
  • Respiratory therapy and pulmonary function Lab (four weeks)
  • Chest radiology/pulmonary pathology (four weeks)
  • Sleep medicine (four to six weeks)


  • Medical critical care ICU (eight weeks)
  • Neuro ICU/BMT (four weeks)
  • Non-medical critical care (12 weeks)
  • Pulmonary consults (eight weeks)
  • Advanced lung disease outpatient clinic (four weeks)
  • Sleep medicine (four to six weeks)
  • Elective (12 weeks)


  • Research or niche subspecialized elective (26 weeks)
  • Pulmonary consults (eight weeks)
  • Advanced lung disease outpatient clinic (four weeks)
  • Medical critical care ICU (eight weeks)
  • Neuro ICU/BMT (four weeks)

Fellows develop teaching skills necessary to educate patients, families, medical students and residents by attending conferences and faculty development seminars, completing online lessons and observing experienced attending physicians in a teaching environment.

Conferences include:

  • Critical Care & Trauma Conference
  • Pulmonary Conference
  • Interstitial Lung Disease Conference
  • Internal Medicine Grand Rounds
  • Pulmonary and Critical Care Core Curriculum Conference
  • Department of Medicine Research Conference
  • M&M Critical Care Conference
  • Journal Club

Additionally, fellows attend an annual Critical Care Symposium.

We provide fully funded Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) training and accreditation and offer instructor pathway for fellows in Fundamentals of Critical Care (FCC).


Our fellows are required to participate in at least one research project and deliver at least one presentation at one national meeting.

Clinical research opportunities are available in both the outpatient and inpatient settings, as well as the Seeger Surgical Simulation Center. Clinical research requires the successful completion of educational prerequisites from Baylor University Medical Center's institutional review board (IRB), as well as approval process of the IRB.

Current clinical research includes:

  • End of life and palliative care perspectives
  • Grading of septic shock
  • BiPAP and delay in intubation
  • Role of albumin in septic shock
  • Code blue organization and training
  • Train at one of U.S. News & World Report's "Best Hospitals"

    Baylor University Medical Center, part of Baylor Scott & White Health, is a 115-acre campus with 915 beds, a Level I trauma center and nationally ranked specialty services.

How to Apply

To apply, file an application through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) and register through the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP). It is important to include the NMRP registration number on the application with all other required documentation.

Applications are due by the first week of November.

Visit ERAS to apply

Application Requirements

Eligible applicants must have successfully completed at least three years of an internal medicine residency.

A complete application includes:

  • Three letters of recommendation (including one from the chief of internal medicine at the current program)
  • Personal statement
  • CV
  • USMLE transcripts. Steps I and II are required, and Step III is desirable; however, interviews and rankings will be conducted if Step III scores are not available at deadline.
  • ECFMG certificate, if applicable

Learn more about Baylor Scott & White's housestaff appointment eligibility, including guidelines for international medical graduates.

Contact Us

Shawn Guy-Pitts
Phone: 214.820.2234
Fax: 214.820.7272

Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship
Baylor University Medical Center
Roberts Hospital, 1st Floor, Suite 1013
3500 Gaston Ave.
Dallas, TX 75246

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Compensation and Benefits

In addition to competitive stipends, we offer our fellows a full menu of employee benefits. We help offset the cost of many of these benefits; others are options you can choose to pay for yourself.

Life in Dallas

Dallas provides access to metropolitan entertainment and culture while maintaining the lowest cost of living among the top 10 largest U.S. cities.

Why Baylor Scott & White

As the largest not-for-profit health care system in Texas and one of the largest in the United States, Baylor Scott & White Health includes 48 hospitals, more than 900 patient care sites, more than 6,000 active physicians and more than 40,000 employees.

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