Education

We offer a comprehensive, multidisciplinary didactic curriculum to prepare you to be an excellent intensivist and to pass required board examinations. Lectures and journal club are weekly hour-long protected didactic sessions on Tuesday and Thursday respectively. In addition, you will have the opportunity to lecture to residents and medical students greatly adding to their education.

The beginning of the curriculum is a 10-day orientation focusing on essential aspects of critical care. The didactic curriculum progresses thereafter. Throughout the didactic curriculum are workshops focused on different aspects of critical care such as ventilator management, critical care ultrasound, mechanical devices such as ECMO, and surgical airways. Weekly journal clubs highlight landmark papers in critical care literature. We aim to instruct appropriate analysis of these papers to better assist in clinical decision making.

10 Day Orientation

Wednesday, July 1: GME Credentialing

  • AM: GME Orientation
  • PM: GME Orientation

Thursday, July 2: Intro to Fellowship Day

  • AM: Fellowship Nuts and Bolts
  • PM: Approach to Shock, Sim Shock (Bleeding)

Friday, July 3

  • AM: EMR Training
  • PM: Approach to the Difficult Airway, Sim Airway (Obstruction)

Monday, July 6

  • AM: Introduction to MCS
  • PM: Post-Cardiotomy Complications, Sim Shock (Tamponade)

Tuesday, July 7

  • AM: Introduction to ECMO
  • PM: Resuscitation Leadership, Sim Cardiac Arrest

Wednesday, July 8

  • AM: Postoperative Complications of Anesthesia
  • PM: Crashing Ventilated Patient, Sim Shock (Pneumothorax)

Thursday, July 9

  • AM: Ultrasound in Critically Ill: Advanced TTE, Thoracic, Vascular U/S
  • PM: Scanning fo Vti, TAPSE, Inflow variation

Friday, July 10

  • AM: How to Teach in ICU
  • PM: How to Lead Rounds, Sim Difficult Learner
  • Welcome Dinner/Drinks

Sample Didactic Schedule

                                               
WeekTopic

Week 1

Orientation Lectures

Week 2

Orientation Lectures

Week 3

Guytonian Physiology

JC: Fallibility of EBM

Anes CC M&M

Week 4

Hemodynamic Monitoring in ICU

JC: Monitoring Devices: PAC-MAN

Week 5

Management of Cardiogenic Shock

JC: SOAP II

Week 6

ECMO Troubleshooting

JC: Peptic

Week 7

Respiratory Failure/Non Invasive Ventilation

JC: FLORALI

Week 8

Mechanical Ventilation

JC: ARDS I: ARDSnet/ARMA

Anes CC M&M

Week 9

ARDS

JC: ARDS II: PEEP Metanalysis

Week 10

Principles of Sedation/Analgesia

JC: ARDS III: Proseva

Week 11

Sepsis: Nuts and Bolts

JC: ARDS IV: EOLIA

Week 12

Principles of Abx/Selection/Stewardship

JC: Sepsis I: Rivers EGDT

Anes CC M&M

Week 13

AKI in Critical Illness/RRT

JC: Sepsis II: PROCESS

Week 14

Volume Status Assessment/Diuresis

JC: Sepsis III: VASST

Week 15

Electrolyte Managment in ICU

JC: RRT Timing: ELAIN vs AKIKI

Week 16

Acid/Base

JC: SMART Trial

Anes CC M&M

Week 17

Difficult Conversations/Palliative Care

JC: Fellows Choice/Hot Topics

Week 18

Management of Agitation/Delirium

JC: ABCDEF

Week 19

Prophylaxis in ICU

JC: Nonseda

Week 20

Introduction to Mechanical Circulatory Support

JC: IABP SHOCK II

Week 21

LVAD Management

JC: Momentum 3

Anes CC M&M

Week 22

Post Cardiac Arrest

JC: TTM

Week 23

Neuroprognostication/Brain Death

JC: CESAR

Week 24

ESLD And Complications

JC: Adrenal

Anes CC M&M

Week 25

Postoperative Care of Liver Transplant

Week 26

Immunosuppression for the Transplant Patient

Week 27

Postoperative Care of Heart Transplant

JC: Fellows Choice/Hot Topics

Week 28

Postoperative Care of Lung Transplant

JC: NICE SUGAR

Anes CC M&M

Week 29

Ventilator Weaning/Tracheostomy

JC: TrachMan

Week 30

SCCM

JC: SCCM Breaker

Week 31

Postoperative Care of the Trauma Patient

JC: Crash-2

Week 32

TBI/Intracranial HTN

JC: Chestnut/ Intracranial Hypertension

Anes CC M&M

Week 33

Transfusion in Critical Illness

JC: TRICC

Week 34

Critical Care of the Burn Patient

JC: Crash- 3

Week 35

Surgical Airway/Trach Emergencies

JC: CENSER

Week 36

Approach to Common Arrhythmias in ICU

MCCKAP Exam

Anes CC M&M

Week 37

Cardiac Pacing

JC: Post-ICU Syndrome

Week 38

Coagulation/TEG

JC: PROPPR

Week 39

ICU Nutrition

JC: Early Parenteral Nutrition

Week 40

Neurocritical Care Monitoring

JC: DECRA

Anes CC M&M

Week 41

Neuroimaging for the Intensivist

ABA Critical Care Inservice

Week 42

Seizure/Status Epilepticus

JC: ESETT

Week 43

Oncologic Critical Illness

JC: Abx Timing for Sepsis

Week 44

Critical Illness in the Pregnant Patient

JC: Woman Trial

Week 45

Endocrine in Critical Illness

JC: 3 Site Trial

Anes CC M&M

Week 46

Toxicology for the Intensivist

JC: Fellows Choice/Hot Topics

Week 47

ERAS/Advanced Pain

JC: Chatterjee Thrombolysis for PE

Week 48

GI Critical Illness: Pancreatic/Biliary Disease

JC: NINDS for tPA/Stroke

Week 49

ICU Quality: VAPs/CAUTI/CLABSIs oh my

Anes CC M&M

JC: Pronovost CLABSI Bundle

Week 50

ICU Administration

JC: Calvacanti Daily Rounding


Weatherhead School of Management Leadership Training Certificate

The Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine Certificate will consist of five/course/seats - two required and three electives.

Required - 2 total class days

  • Introduction to Emotional Intelligence - Unlock the leadership potential in yourself and others. | 1 day, available 5 times per year
  • Igniting Positive Change through Appreciative Inquiry - Find out how revolutionary the AI positive approach to change can be for your organization. (1 day)

Electives - 3 total days

  • Listening Beyond What You Hear: The Practice of Engaged Listening
  • Connecting, Motivating & Understanding Others through Empathy
  • Building Leadership Capability through the Power of Intentional Change | Available 2 times per year
  • Career Success Strategies for Women in Leadership
  • Mastering Cross Cultural Communication
  • Manage Your Mind First: The Promise of Mindfulness in an Uncertain Time
  • Manage Your Energy, Not Just Your Time | Available 1 time per year
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