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. In these conferences, fellows have the opportunity to explore areas such as ventilator management, echocardiography, and critical care pathophysiology. To keep things interesting, fellows present topics in multiple formats from journal club, 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
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
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)
Core Procedures/Didactics Throughout Year