Critical Care Fellowship
The Department of Internal Medicine’s Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Division is seeking residency trained or board certified emergency medicine physicians for our two-year Critical Care Medicine Fellowship Track. This fellowship track was founded to provide advanced training in cognitive and procedural skills in the area of critical care.
About the Fellowship
The fellowship is Clinically Centered at Methodist Hospital, an 800 bed Level I Trauma Center and regional referral center for critically-ill patients
The clinical focus of this fellowship, based on a set of successful core rotations, exposes the fellow to surgical, pulmonary, cardio-thoracic, trauma, transplant, vascular, and general adult critical care.
Through our affiliation with Indiana University Hospital and Wishard Memorial Hospital we are able to offer advanced exposure to trauma/surgical, pediatric, oncologic, and critical burn care as well as advanced training in various specialty areas which include echocardiography, renal replacement, advanced airway management, and adult anesthesia.
Goals & Objectives
- Critical care deals with complex surgical and medical problems in critically ill patients.
- This program aims to provide the educational, clinical, and administrative resources to allow fellows to develop advanced proficiency in the management of critically ill patients, to develop the qualifications necessary to supervise critical care units, and to conduct scholarly activities in critical care.
- These goals are achieved through a flexible pathway that is customizable to the individual learner’s ambitions.
The program is structured to provide the resources necessary to assure optimal patient care while providing its trainees the opportunity to develop skills in clinical care and judgment, teaching, administration and research.
Unique Multidisciplinary Program Objectives
Critical Care Training
This program aims to broaden critical care training and thus directly address the call for additional intensivist training as outlined by The Leapfrog Initiative, the National Quality Forum, the ACGME, the Society of Critical Care Medicine and the Institute of Medicine.
This program addresses the broader spectrum of critical illness incorporating and investigating both medical and surgical approaches to the care of the critical patient. The multidisciplinary approach of this program seeks to foster improved communication amongst the medical and surgical disciplines and promote evidence based application of care as it applies to the care of the critically ill patient. Ideally this program seeks to create a core curricular body and rotational structure that can be tailored to the individual learner’s needs/background with the ability to produce well rounded intensivists.
Critical Care Delivery
Overcrowding is a growing concern nationwide and has directly led to increased emergency department (ED) occupancy, patient boarding, and the need for critical intervention within the ED setting. Meanwhile, delayed transfer and more importantly the delay in critical care delivery have been directly linked to increased healthcare costs and poorer patient outcomes.
The secondary goal of training of emergency physicians in a critical care educational model is to directly address elements of the emergency department-critical care interface and promote research directed at improving the care of the critically ill patient through the transition from the pre-hospital setting, to the emergency department, and finally to the critical care unit.
Academic emergency medicine is rapidly maturing and specializing. Emergency medical education continues to grow in its scope of practice and complexity of content. This evolution places added demands on the EM faculty base to develop a broader expert skill set. This program allows emergency medical physicians with an interest in academic medicine a pathway to subspecialty education in critical care medicine that fosters further academic progression and discovery.
Knowledge exchange and teaching are fundamental abilities requisite to professional advancement. The expanded role of the fellowship aims to utilize a near-peer approach to further resident and student education within the critical care environment.
The fellow will have a co-supervisory role over residents and medical students functioning within the critical care environment and will be responsible for providing educational and procedural guidance as part of this role.
The fellow will participate in resident/student critical care didactic lectures, chest conferences, and journal club discussions.
Fellows will also be encouraged to participate in nursing and ancillary staffing continuing education and encouraged to foster an environment of free knowledge exchange.
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