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Core Curriculum

The mission of the Critical Care Medicine Fellowship Program is to provide a multidisciplinary experience. Our goal is to develop critical care physicians that can practice in any environment. We provide fellows with not only a comprehensive critical care education but also impart tools and experiences for our fellows to practice in any ICU.

Clinical Training – Critical Care Medicine Fellowship

Our curriculum is designed to train intensivists skilled in the management of critically ill patients. We understand care of the critically ill takes a multidisciplinary approach, as such it is important that our fellows are also effective communicators and leaders in the intensive care unit. We also believe in the importance of scholarly activity and quality improvement.

Clinical Rotations

Orlando Health ORMC – Multisystem ICU

Multisystem ICU at Orlando Health ORMC is a 20-bed unit that cares mostly care for medical patients however this unit is equipped to care for surgical patients and those with neurological diseases. Fellows are responsible for the care of all patients admitted to this unit. The team includes an attending physician, fellow, residents, pharmacist, medical students, nurses, respiratory therapist, and dietician.

Orlando Health ORMC – Coronary Care Unit

The CCU at Orlando Health ORMC is a 12-bed unit caring for patients post-MI, cardiogenic shock, cardiac arrest, and other cardiovascular diseases. Patients with ARDS and other medical diseases are commonly on this service as well. This is the second teaching service which has an attending physician, residents, pharmacists, nurses, medical students, respiratory therapists, and dieticians. 

Orlando Health ORMC - Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit/Mechanical Circulatory Support

The CVICU cares for advanced heart failure patients, post operative cardiac surgery patients and patients on mechanical circulatory support. Fellows work directly with a cardiac intensivists managing patients that are post cardiac surgery and who are being supported by various mechanical circulatory support devices which include balloon pumps, Impella devices, ECMO, RVADs and LVADs.

Orlando Health ORMC – Neuro-intensive Care Unit

The Neuro-ICU at Orlando Health ORMC is a 16-bed unit managing patients with ischemic strokes, subarachnoid hemorrhage, intracerebral hemorrhage, status epilepticus, traumatic brain injuries, and postoperative neurosurgery patients. Fellows work with our neurointensivists, advance practice practitioners, pharmacist, nurses, and respiratory therapists.

Orlando Health ORMC – Trauma ICU

The Trauma/Burn ICU is a 16-bed unit that cares for admitted patients with various injuries from gunshot wounds, car accidents and burns. Orlando Health ORMC is Central Florida’s only Level One Trauma Center and is one of five burn centers in the state of Florida.  The multidisciplinary team is comprised of the surgical critical care attending, fellows, residents, pharmacist, nurses, dieticians, and respiratory therapist.

Orlando Health Winnie Palmer Hospital - Women’s Intensive Care Unit

The Women’s ICU is a 5-bed ICU that cares for critically ill patients with antepartum, postpartum and postoperative compilations. Management of these patients occurs in conjunction with OBGYN, maternal fetal medicine, and gynecology and oncology.

 

Critical Care Fellow Sample Schedule

This is a sample schedule for the 2-year fellowship. (If you qualify for a 1-year fellowship, then this example would not apply.)

 

Critical Care Fellow Sample Schedule (Months)

PGY- 4

Multisystem ICU / Coronary Care Unit

6

Neuro ICU / Women’s ICU

1

Surgery / Trauma Critical Care (SCC)

1

Research / Elective

4

PGY- 5

Mulitsystem ICU / Coronary Care Unit

4

Neuro ICU / Women’s ICU

1

Surgery / Trauma Critical Care (SCC)

1

Mechanical Circulatory Support/CVICU

1

Research / Elective

5

 

 

Critical Care Fellow Sample Schedule (Months)

PGY-6
(example of 1
year curriculum)

Mulitsystem ICU / Coronary Care Unit

6

Neuro ICU / Women’s ICU

1

SCC

1

Mechanical Circulatory Support/CVICU

1

Research / Elective

3

Electives

  • ICU Administration and Quality Improvement 
  • Research
  • Critical Care Pharmacodynamics 
  • Critical Care Nutrition 
  • Point-of-Care Ultrasound 
  • Palliative Care
  • Pulmonary Care
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • ECMO/Transplant (Advent Health - Orlando) 
  • Mechanical Circulatory Support/CVICU 
  • Advanced Bronchoscopy 
  • Respiratory Care
  • ICU Telemedicine 
  • Transition to Clinical Practice (Health Central Hospital) 
  • Various subspeciality Rotations including but exclusive to Infectious Disease, Nephrology, Cardiology, Advanced Heart Failure
  • We can also help create any elective experience you would like.

Fellow life in the ICU

Fellows serve as junior attendings by assisting with and facilitating multidisciplinary rounds, teaching residents/medical students, and triage consults/admissions with direct supervision of critical care attending.  Our goal is for the team to focus on managing critically ill patients and to maximize the educational experience. During the week, fellows have protected time for a myriad of lectures and conferences.

Didactics and Educational Experience

  • Critical Care Grand Rounds
  • Critical Care Journal Club
  • Critical Care Morbidity and Mortality
  • Critical Care Research and Quality Improvement Conference
  • Critical Care Simulation
  • Fellow Conference
  • Board Review

Multidisciplinary Conferences:

  • Critical Care/Pulmonary Conferences
  • Critical Care/Infectious Disease Clinical Case Conference
  • Critical Care/Surgical Critical Care Clinical Case Conference
  • Critical Care/Cardiology Shock Conference
  • Critical Care/Hematology-Oncology Conference