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 conferences 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 Description
Boot Camp  A 2-week didactic and simulation based course to review key topics in ICU medicine and to familiarize fellows with core ICU procedures (central lines, LP, thoracentesis, paracentesis, bronchoscopy, echocardiography, and intubation/airway management.)
Education Days Every other month, fellows spend the day learning about a core ICU topic from experts in the field, both at the Cleveland Clinic and around the world. 
Practice Days Every other month, CCM fellows spend the day reviewing learning in a small group format. Themes often compliment those of the education days, but also address important topics to the practice of critical care which are not specific to a particular disease (eg.. The subject matter and activities are selected based on preferences of the chief fellows.
Critical Care Grand Rounds Weekly didactic sessions are led by fellows, staff, or visiting professors. The sessions specifically focus on new and emerging topics in Critical Care Medicine.
Critical Care Vent Rounds This is a bi-weekly interactive curriculum developed to teach and challenge providers to become experts in mechanical ventilation management and trouble shooting.

Critical Care Echo Rounds

This is a bi-weekly, interactive curriculum designed to prepare fellows for the National Board of Echocardiography’s Examination of Special competency in Critical Care Echocardiography (CCEeXAM).
Simulation Fellows engage in several full-day simulation experiences each year. These include immersive experiences in Advanced Airway Management, Tracheostomy Management, Mechanical Ventilation, Hemodynamics, and ECMO.