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Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine Fellowship

Division of Pulmonary Diseases, Department of Medicine

Our three-year ACGME-accredited fellowship in pulmonary and critical care medicine prepares trainees to provide exceptional care for patients with a range of conditions and disease processes. At our three main training sites, UCI Medical Center, part of UCI Health, the VA Long Beach Healthcare System and Long Beach Medical Center, fellows are exposed to racially and socioeconomically diverse patient populations with a breadth of acute and chronic respiratory and critical care illnesses. We accept three or four fellows per class year. 

2024-2026 Critical Care Fellow

We are seeking a Critical Care Fellow with a background in Emergency Medicine for a 2-year fellowship program running from 2024 to 2026.

If you are interested, please contact Jillian Meltebarger by email at or call 714-456-5413.

Our Culture

A core strength of our program is its emphasis on work-life balance despite our robust curriculum and busy rotation schedules.

Our Faculty

Supportive of trainees, and in turn the trainees support one another.

Open Lines of Communication

Essential to our team, fellows are encouraged to provide input and feedback in both structured and informal settings regarding curriculum, scheduling of rotations and anything else that might affect their training.

As faculty, we are gratified by the immediate impact we have on future clinicians. It is a joy to watch our trainees turn into confident, well-balanced and outstanding clinicians.

While the fellowship is primarily a clinical program, fellows are encouraged to become involved in clinical research under the mentorship of our faculty, who have a broad range of clinical research projects underway. Fellows routinely present at meetings and publish in prestigious journals.