Critical Care Medicine Fellowship Training Program
The National Capital Consortium offers subspecialty, fellowship training in Internal Medicine Critical Care Medicine at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. The fellowship is a two-year program open to Army Medical Corps officers who have completed a residency in Internal Medicine or Emergency Medicine. The program is accredited by the ACGME and is approved for up to 4 fellows per year.
The program seeks to prepare graduates for immediate success as Military Critical Care Medicine Leaders, Clinicians, and Academicians through a comprehensive multidisciplinary training program. Fellows are exposed to all aspects critical care medicine and receive extensive training in critical care ultrasound and advanced airway skills.
The critical care experience occurs at WRNMMC and at various centers throughout the area, allowing for broad exposure to multidisciplinary critical care. This includes rotations in both the WRNMMC Medical and Surgical ICU caring for military beneficiaries and wounded warriors. These rotations are supplemented with rotations through the Maryland Shock Trauma ICU, Maryland Shock Trauma Anesthesia, Washington Hospital Center Surgical ICU, Suburban hospital ICU, and Institute for Surgical Research, providing exposure to a diverse group of patients, diseases, and healthcare settings. Ample opportunities for elective rotations also exist.
Academics occur weekly and includes extensive simulation based education (>80 hours a year), journal clubs, case conferences, and didactics on important critical care topics. The academic calendar is augmented by one-on-one teaching sessions and case supervision with attending physicians. The program's faculty is comprised of highly qualified, board certified critical care specialists with varied areas of interest. Fellows participate in scholarly activity, and are allotted protected time for research. All fellows present research or case reports at a national meeting at least once during their fellowship.