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St Luke's Post Graduate Fellowship Critical Care/Emergency Medicine

Inception Date: 2010

Curriculum: Fellows rotate through 2 tracks. One track is in emergency medicine, 6 months and then 5 months of Critical care. It includes Emergency Medicine Grand rounds with the emergency medicine residents and faculty weekly. This consists of lectures, hands on skills and presentations. They also participate in:

  • Monthly Journal Club
  • Small group lectures on emergency medicine topics that include
    • Airway assessment and management
    • Acute respiratory failure
    • Modes of mechanical ventilation
    • ARDS
    • Shock
    • Hemodynamic monitoring
    • Heart failure
    • Acute coronary syndromes
    • Cardiac arrhythmias/Advanced cardiac resuscitation
    • Postoperative care of the cardiac surgery patient
    • Nutrition
    • Gastrointestinal hemorrhage
    • Acute kidney injury
    • Alterations in osmolality and electrolytes
    • Metabolic disturbances of acid base
    • Infections in the ICU/Antimicrobials
    • SIRS/Sepsis
    • Bleeding diathesis/Principles of blood component therapy
    • Analgesia and sedation/Neuromuscular blocking agents
    • Enviormental toxins/Disorders of thermoregulation
    • Critical care endocrinology
    • Prophylactic regimens in the ICU
    • Hemorrhagic and Ischemic stroke
    • Traumatic brain injury.
  • Covering all chapters in Titannelli's Emergency Medicine through reading assignments and lectures as well as Robert's and Hedge's Emergency Medicine Procedure book. 
  • Performing simulation training throughout rotations

Fellows work from 50 hours per week during emergency medicine rotations. It is 60-70 hours per week when on-call and on ICU and trauma rotations.

Clinical Rotations:

  • Emergency Medicine - 28 weeks
  • Surgical ICU 8 weeks Medical ICU - 8 weeks
  • Trauma - 4 weeks
  • Neuroradiology - 2 weeks
  • Anesthesia - 1 week
  • Conference - 1 week to include ATLS and FCCS course and an emergency medicine conference

Program Length: 11 months

Class Size: 2 emergency medicine/critical care Fellows per year

Class start dates: November 1

Credential: Certificate and certified in ATLS, PALS, ACLS, BLS, and FCCS course

Stipend: $55,000/year

Benefits: Health, dental, CME reimbursement, vacation, personal days

CME: yes

Contact Information: www.APEMCCfellow@sluhn.org