Fellows spend several months in the Medical Intensive Care Unit, Cardiac Intensive Care Unit, Cardio-thoracic Surgical Intensive Care Unit, working alongside Intensivists with backgrounds in Cardiac Surgery, Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine, Anesthesiology and Surgical Critical Care. The faculty provides opportunities for the fellow to acquire an in-depth knowledge of critical care as well as advanced clinical skills in the post-operative care of cardiac surgical patients. Fellows will function as integral members of the ICU team and are responsible for the initial assessment, plan and follow up of all patients. Additional rotations in Neuro intensive care unit, and Trauma intensive care unit further allow for the fellow to acquire critical care skills.
The program offers excellent clinical exposure as well as directed, expert instruction, promoting self-directed education, and fostering the refinement of the fellow’s scientific and academic pursuits. Educational opportunities are tailored to suit the needs and interests of each fellow and consist of a combination of mentoring, monthly journal clubs, evidenced based case presentations, morbidity and mortality conferences, hands-on experience, and self-education.
Fellows who have research interests are strongly encouraged to use elective time to develop and pursue clinical investigations and are expected to present their work at national conferences.
To be eligible to apply for the Fellowship, physicians must have: