Our Critical Care fellows are given the opportunity to rotate through the multiple critical care units, including the medical, surgical and cardiac units. Rotations are also provided through the Emergency Department, as well as the Hemodialysis Center.
Fellows are taught to provide critical care to patients outside of the critical care units, including providing consultations to the critically ill throughout the Medical Center (Emergency Department, surgical units, obstetrics, etc). Utilizing systems-based approaches, a special emphasis is placed on learning, particularly in the development of critical analytical skills and the understanding of current literature.
There is a formal didactic lecture series. Fellows are encouraged to participate in the multiple ongoing clinical research projects in the division. Each year our fellows present their research at both national and international conferences.
The Division of Critical Care engages in multiple clinical research projects in which fellows are required to either participate, or initiate a new project. There are opportunities for basic science research as well. Our primary areas of research include management of mechanically ventilated patients, hemodynamics of septic shock, the use of blood and blood products in critically ill patients, and the specialized needs of the geriatric critically ill patients.