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Critical Care Fellowship

Discussion in 'Other Subspecialties' started by conmantlc, Jul 17, 2002.

  1. conmantlc

    conmantlc Member 7+ Year Member

    Mar 28, 2002
    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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  3. Stormreaver

    Stormreaver The Blade of Tyshalle 7+ Year Member

    Feb 28, 2002
    Oklahoma City
    The Critical Care fellowships in IM, with few exceptions are offered in conjunction with the Pulmonology fellowships, as Pulmo/CC fellowships.
  4. Priapos

    Priapos New Member

    Jul 16, 2002
    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.
  5. HairlessHeart

    HairlessHeart Member 7+ Year Member

    Sep 21, 2001
    Why is that? Do the two fields have a signigicant amount of overlap? Or is there some other reason?
  6. task

    task Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Nov 30, 2001
    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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