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Additional Clinical Training Options

Occupational and Environmental Medicine

Trainees interested in Occupational and/or Environmental Medicine may choose a training track combined with the Occupational Medicine Residency Program.

As part of this program, the trainee will obtain a Master’s in Public Health through UC Berkeley. Trainees who participate in the program would be board-eligible in Preventive Medicine/Occupational and Environmental Medicine. Funding is available to support trainees who pursue training and research in the area of occupational and/or environmental lung diseases. The Occupational and Environment Medicine program director is Dr. Gina Solomon. Faculty includes UCSF pulmonologists Dr. John Balmes and Dr. Paul Blanc. More details on the Occupational Medicine Residency Program are available from the program website HERE

The ICU patient population at MLH includes patients that have undergone major vascular and cardiac surgery, as well as heart, lung, liver, bone marrow, and kidney transplantation. In addition, there are patients from the general medical and surgical services with the usual spectrum of pulmonary and non-pulmonary problems resulting in respiratory, cardiac, and other organ systems failure. A number of these patients require arterial venous hemofiltration, intra-aortic balloon pump management, and ECMO.

At SFGH, trauma is the major reason for ICU admission. The fellows have an opportunity to increase their skills in the diagnosis and management of these complex patients with an emphasis on skills related to mechanical ventilation, hemodynamic monitoring, management of simple and complex cardiac arrhythmias, and procedures such as chronic arterial venous hemofiltration and intra-aortic balloon pump management.