Hyperbaric & Diving Medicine
The University of Pennsylvania Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine Fellowship is designed to provide licensed physicians the opportunity to be educated and trained in the theory and practice of diving and hyperbaric medicine. Individuals successfully completing the one-year fellowship will obtain sufficient didactic and practical knowledge to work efficiently and competently in a hyperbaric clinical and research environment, to act in a supervisory capacity of a hyperbaric chamber, and meet eligibility requirements to sit for the American Board of Medical Specialists’ certification examination for special competency in Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine.
As one of the most comprehensive programs in the nation, the fellowship presents a balanced curriculum covering the breadth of the field of hyperbaric medicine. Fellows will be thoroughly exposed and trained in all aspects of hyperbaric medicine from diving and subaquatic medicine to the treatment of chronic wounds and medical indications as supported by the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society (UHMS). In addition to clinical training, fellows will participate in research and in discussions of investigational indications for the use of hyperbaric oxygen.
Typical educational opportunities throughout the year include:
Diver’s Alert Network Rotation: 1 week, Durham, NC
UHMS Undersea and Dive Medicine Course: 2 weeks, location varies
UHMS National Conference: 3-4 days, location varies
Fellowship candidates must be graduates of an approved residency and hold or be able to obtain a valid medical license for the state of Pennsylvania. The educational program is one year long and is designed for two fellows per year. Accommodations can be made for off cycle candidates.
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