Our goal is to provide an educational environment which fosters the acquisition of the necessary knowledge, skills, clinical judgment and professional attitude that is essential to the practice of Critical Care Medicine. As such, the core didactics curriculum is designed to complement clinical rotations to provide a comprehensive educational experience during fellowship.
The curriculum includes:
- Core Clinical Rotations in Medical Critical Care Units, with electives in subspecialty critical care units (neurology ICU, surgical/trauma ICU, and cardiac care unit).
- Fellow’s conferences (refer to expandable section for more details)
- Supported attendance at a national or international conference affiliated with critical care medicine. Fellow’s frequently attend the annual American Thoracic Society Conference, annual CHEST conference, and the annual congress of Society of Critical Care Medicine.
Other educational opportunities offered include: an annual and funded 2-year training period at the University Hospital in Tubingen, Germany; opportunities to run teaching conferences and sessions for residents and trainees; support to attend career specific training conferences and sessions; and more.
Summer Lecture Series Curriculum
Many conferences are provided by our division and in concert with other divisions, and all fellows are welcome to join any conference that they’re able to attend on a given rotation. All conferences are shared between the 2-year critical care medicine program and the combined, 3-year pulmonary and critical care medicine program. Most are provided weekly unless stated otherwise. For critical care fellows, notable conferences include…
Critical Care Conference
This conference provides twice a week group review of landmark critical care publications while fellows are on rotations at the Miriam Hospital, in order to provide an evidence-based framework to clinical decision making.
Combined Medical/Surgical/Trauma Critical Care Rounds
This conference affords fellows the opportunity to present cases in a interdisciplinary context. The conference usually centers around a case presentation that highlights the different approach between medical and surgical critical care. The strong collaborative relationship between medical and surgical/trauma critical care is one of the clear strengths of the program.
This conference provides the time and space for formal point of care ultrasound curriculum and often includes real-time cases in the ICU.
Brown City-wide Chest Conference
This conference is held every Friday at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and functions as our division’s Grand Rounds. At this conference, one attending and one fellow each present a pulmonary and/or critical care topic of their choosing with a focus on presentation of evidence, and it is attended by physicians from across Rhode Island.
This is held once a month at the home of Dr. Mitchell Levy (Division Chief) where two fellows each present one recent publication to the fellowship and faculty, in order to teach appropriate critical appraisal of literature.