2+ Year Member
- Oct 5, 2016
You’re comparing apples to oranges (US to UK/Europe) then faulting the apples for being “hilariously inaccurate”?I find this thread hilariously inaccurate, although that is probably because I am practicing in a country where intensivists are primarily from an anesthesia background (although those from medicine/EM background are increasing in numbers_
Most places in Europe have intensivists from an anesthesia background, and they are not practicing at a 'lower level' than those in the USA. Training structure and the ICU set up appears to be different too. In the UK for example there arent typically separate MICUs and SICUS (rather a combined medical/surgical ICU) so perhaps all intensive care trainees are necessarily exposed to a wide variety of medical AND surgical pathology. Training time is much longer as well in the UK (with at least a mandatory year in medicine if coming from a non internal medicine background) as intensive care is a 4-5 year fellowship after core training. Perhaps things are much different in the USA...