Letter from the Director
Thank you for your interest in our Fellowship Programs in Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine sponsored by the University of Massachusetts Medical School. On the pages of our web site you will find valuable information about the specifics of the program, as well as more general information regarding salary and benefits, and some descriptive material about UMass Memorial Health Care, the UMass Medical School and the city of Worcester.
The Fellowship program in Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine is three years with the expectation that the candidate will sit for the separate ABIM Board examinations in both subspecialties. The first year of the fellowship emphasizes clinical chest medicine and medical intensive care. The second year is heavily weighted to allow our fellows to participate in a research project under the guidance of one of the faculty members. Fellows successfully completing the first two years of Pulmonary Fellowship may devote a third year to Pulmonary Research and/or to the additional Critical Care Medicine experience needed to satisfy eligibility for the Critical Care board examination. The program is certified by the ACGME. At UMMHC the Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine is chaired by Dr. J. Mark Madison. Dr. Scott Kopec is the Program Director.
This is an exciting time for Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine at the University of Massachusetts. The division is expanding on both of its UMass-Memorial Campuses (University & Memorial). We have seen the addition of several new faculty over the last year. We have started an Interventional Pulmonology program. We have opened a new state-of-the-art comprehensive sleep center. We have developed an eICU providing telemedicine coverage for the institution’s 7 intensive care units. Collaborative research efforts with other departments within the medical school have brought exciting research opportunities, for example, hyperpolarized noble gas MRI in the study of thoracic disease.
Should you have any questions regarding the Fellowship please contact either Dr. Kopec or Ms. Karen Barrell, the coordinating secretary, at 508-856-1975. We look forward to hearing from you.
Scott Kopec, M.D.
Program Director, Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine Fellowship