The Department of Critical Care Medicine offers educational programs for medical students, residents, fellows, and faculty. These programs take full advantage of educational programs within the School of Medicine, including the Winter Institute for Simulation Education and Research and the Standardized Patient Program.
For medical students, the Critical Care Medicine Interest Group has been formed to provide shadowing and research experiences, as well as career advice, for students. The Department provides introductory training in managing critical illness as part of the Adult Inpatient Medicine Clerkship. The Department further offers a popular senior elective in Critical Care Medicine that includes extensive simulation experiences, a broad didactic program, and clinical experience.
Residents from anesthesiology, general surgery, surgical subspecialties, and emergency medicine rotate through the surgical and trauma intensive care units. During the rotations, they participate in a thorough didactic program. Advanced rotations are available for interested anesthesiology residents.
The adult (Medicine, Surgery, Anesthesiology, and Emergency Medicine) and pediatric fellowships have long been the centerpieces of the Department educational program. These fellowships offer a breadth of clinical experiences and a comprehensive didactic program, including simulation and procedural workshops. These programs are augmented by extensive research programs and advanced educational and administrative opportunities.