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Program Description

Residency Term

Residents will begin residency at the beginning of July in line with the hospital academic term and lasts for 12 months.


The didactic elements of the residency follow the MCCTP and consist of daily noon lectures including a core lecture series, workshops, cadaver labs, morbidity and mortality conference, journal club, simulation sessions and APP specific lectures/activities through the department and the Office of Advanced Practice Providers.  Various multimedia options are available to enrich the residents’ training including podcasts, videos and an online library of CCM resources.  APP residents are expected to attend all lectures.  Additional educational opportunities include attending the Advanced Trauma Life Support, Fundamentals of Critical Care Support and Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation courses among other extradepartmental training classes.


The APP residency is structured around 13 four-week rotations in the following ICUs.  Residents will rotate through some ICUs more than once at the discretion of the directors with resident input.  Two of the 13 rotations are electives chosen by the resident and may be off-service or in an ICU of their choice: 

- Surgical ICU

- Surgical-Trauma ICU

- Neurotrauma ICU

- Neurovascular ICU

- Cardiothoracic ICU

- Transplant ICU

- Magee Women's Hospital ICU

- Mercy Medical ICU

Examples of off-service rotations include:

- Trauma/General Surgery

- Infectious Disease

- Renal Medicine


Performance evaluations will be collected from supervising faculty at the end of each 4-week rotation.  Procedure evaluations are linked to the residents' procedure logs which are to be completed after each procedure.  Evaluations will be collected by the program director and reviewed with residents semiannually.

Resident expectations

Residents are expected to attend all lectures, take overnight call approximately 5 times a month (on requisite rotations) with the supervision of a senior house officer and to follow ACGME work hour requirements.