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Critical Care Medicine Fellowship Curriculum

Emphasis is placed on the physiologic basis and clinical application of mechanical ventilation, physiologic and metabolic profiles, nutritional support, antimicrobial therapy, electrolyte balance, trauma pathophysiology, invasive and non-invasive hemodynamic monitoring, ICP monitoring and therapy, acid-base chemistry, pulmonary physiology, ethics, and computerized application of scoring systems.

Subspecialty fellows will receive comprehensive training in all facets of inpatient medical and surgical ICU, trauma, and cardiac intensive care.   

Teaching Responsibilities

  • Internal Medicine and Medicine-Pediatrics residents
  • Emergency Medicine residents
  • Anesthesia residents
  • Medical students from Tufts Medical School and UMMS rotating through the ICU


First Year

  • MICU: 5 months
  • SICU: 1 month
  • Anesthesia: 1 month
  • Cardiac ICU: 1 month
  • Electives*: 4 months

Second Year

  • MICU: 5 months
  • SICU: 1 month  
  • Cardiac ICU: 1 month
  • Electives*: 5 months

*Electives include: pulmonary, pediatric critical care, nephrology/dialysis, infectious diseases and research.  Instruction in echocardiography and interventional radiology are also available; this is most efficiently accomplished with part-day rotations during research months.