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  • ERAS: 14845770
  • NRMP: 2110149F0

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Welcome from our Program Director

Welcome to HCA Healthcare Corpus Christi Medical Center! We are an ACGME accredited pulmonary medicine fellowship program located in Corpus Christi, Texas. Our team is dedicated to delivering top patient care and advancing medical knowledge.

Mission Statement

The Corpus Christi Medical Center Pulmonary Disease Fellowship Program’s mission is to develop the next generation of physicians and physician leaders. As a part of HCA Healthcare, we are driven by a single mission: Above all else, we are committed to the care and improvement of human life.

This program is designed to offer residents a rewarding, educational environment where residents are provided individualized learning opportunities by faculty and staff who support and sustain one another throughout quality care delivery. Our faculty are committed to ensuring the residents' clinical experience and educational needs are fulfilled while expanding residents’ perspectives to be inclusive of cultures, values, and ideals.

Program Overview

The Pulmonary Disease Fellowship Program at Corpus Christi Medical Center is a two-year, ACGME accredited fellowship.

  • Located on the coast of South Texas.
  • Corpus Christi Medical Center, an HCA Healthcare affiliate, is made up of 6 hospitals, a 631-bed system offering a full range of health care services.
  • We currently have over 40 resident physicians practicing in our various programs.
  • We accept two new fellows into our pulmonary fellowship each year.
  • Candidates must be US citizens or permanent residents as we do not sponsor visas.
  • Fellows attend Bayside Pulmonology Clinic one half day per week.
  • Opportunities to rotate with outside facilities such as the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio are available..
  • Our program is very focused on scholarly activity and fellows have opportunities to present at multiple conferences each year.

Get to Know the Team

Abhay Vakil, M.D.,
Program Director

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Curriculum and Rotation Schedule

Our expertly crafted programs are designed to provide resident physicians with all the experiences and training necessary for professional success.

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Conference Schedule

Mondays: Board Review @ 1:00pm

Tuesday through Friday: Didactics are held at various times. Each lecture is 1 hour in duration.

Didactics include Journal Clubs, Morbidity & Mortality, Tumor Boards, Case Conferences, Board Reviews, Grand Rounds, Research, as well as weekly lectures from guest speakers on various topics.

Salary & benefits

Year Salary
PGY4 $64,438
PGY5 $67,330

In addition to this, each resident will receive $950 per year for On-Call meals to be paid half in July and half in January.

New residents will receive up to $500 for orientation as it will fall before your July 1 start date.

Additional benefits include professional memberships, conference and travel expenses, cell phone, laptop, as well as other board prep and educational expenses.


Residency candidates must submit their applications through ERAS. AAMC ID: 14845770