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conmantlc

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For a critical care fellowship, does one have to do a fellowship in something such as pulmonology or infectious diseases, or are there specific critical care fellowships available? What exactly does critical care cover beyond basic IM? Thanks
 

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The Critical Care fellowships in IM, with few exceptions are offered in conjunction with the Pulmonology fellowships, as Pulmo/CC fellowships.
 

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Actually, there are abundant pathways to critical care. Certainly pulm/crit pathways are the 'norm' but there are plenty of critical care only fellowships as well as pulmonology only fellowships available.
 

HairlessHeart

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Originally posted by Stormreaver
The Critical Care fellowships in IM, with few exceptions are offered in conjunction with the Pulmonology fellowships, as Pulmo/CC fellowships.

Why is that? Do the two fields have a signigicant amount of overlap? Or is there some other reason?
 

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The overlap stems primarily from expertise and experience with ventilator management. Pulmonary docs understand pulmonary pathophysiology better than anyone, and apply that knowledge to ventilator management in the sickest of the sick. The combination with Critical Care only follows.
 
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