Each month, Critical Care Fellows have the opportunity to spend a full day exploring core topics in critical care medicine during Education and Practice days. During these days, clinical services are fully covered by staff physicians so that learning is uninterrupted. We also have the privilege of inviting local, national and internationally renowned content experts to join us each month for the Education or Practice day. These interactions provide additional opportunities for fellows to receive coaching and mentorship from leaders in the field or critical care medicine. 

In addition to Education and Practice Days, fellows are required to attend a series of one-hour conferences throughout the week, each with a specific educational objective. Along with reviewing emerging themes in critical care medicine, these conference also provide fellows with the opportunity to take a deep dive into areas such as ventilator management, echocardiography, and critical care pathophysiology. To keep things interesting, fellows present topics in multiple formats from journal clubs, to pro-con debates, classic papers in critical care, ethics forums and others.

Summary of Conferences

Conference Sessions Goal Frequency
Fellows Boot Camp ICU Procedure Simulation
Bronchoscopy Simulation
Critical Care Echo Simulation
Basic Airway Simulation
ACLS
QI and Research Introduction
Service Orientation
Core Procedures Annual (beginning of fellowship)
CCM Education Days   Core Didactics Monthly
CCM Practice Days Research in Progress
Journal Club Classics
Clinical Case Series
Critical Care Physiology
Board Review
Medical Knowledge/Practice Based
Learning/Communication/Scholarship
Monthly
CCM Thursday Conference Journal Club
Protocol/Guideline Review
End of Life Controversies
Case Based Topics
Patient Care/Medical Knowledge/Communication Weekly
National Conference   Scholarship/Networking/Communication Annual
CMM Echo/Vent Rounds   Core Procedures/Didactics Weekly
Additional Simulation Advanced Airway
Mechanical Ventilation (SEVA)
Hemodynamics
ECMO
Core Procedures/Didactics Throughout Year