Critical Care Fellowship
The Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine now offers a dedicated track in critical care medicine for up to two trainees each year who are interested in pursuing certification in this field without a separate pulmonary component. As per board-certification guidelines, the track is two years in length for applicants trained in either internal medicine or emergency medicine, or one year in length for applicants in internal medicine who have already completed training in another IM subspecialty.
The training is generally distributed as follows:
- Approximately 45% of time is dedicated to medical critical care training amongst our five medical intensive care units. Some of these units incorporate residents, some use advanced practice providers and some use both. We find that this broad distribution of experiences permits our trainees to make more educated decisions as to the type of units in which they would like to work after completing their training. For more details about our different hospital sites, please see the related page for our pulmonary / critical care medicine training program.
- Approximately 45% of time is dedicated to training in non-medical critical care units. These experiences include cardiac critical care, trauma, neurological intensive care units, cardiothoracic units, electronic ICU and anesthesia.
- The remaining time is spent on scholarly pursuits; these months tend to fall during the latter parts of the training period, allowing trainees to experience different aspects of critical care before making a decision about academic projects on which they would like to work.
Interested applicants should apply to this program through ERAS; although the application will be to the main program, candidates should select the “critical care track” option before submitting their applications. Interviews will be conducted between August and September; candidates will be offered positions on a rolling basis, as critical care fellowships do not currently utilize the National Resident Matching Program.
Please contact our program coordinator, Ms. Linda Howell, at 404-712-8286 with any questions about our critical care track.