someone fill me in lol, what makes going surgical crit care so much worse?
It’s not “worse” - it’s just the acgme requirements make it a little silly.
I forget the exact wording, but the ABS requires ER docs do “an advanced non operative surgical internship” or something very close to that prior to doing a 1 year SCC fellowship. I’ve heard commentary on that saying it was intentionally vague to allow programs to tailor it to the needs of the applicant, but I’m not jumping into that after already completing residency.
I believe SCC was the first program to accept EM and I think that shock trauma historically was a SCC fellowship so several of the SCC EM docs trained there and are likely phenomenal. Now, the ABA and ABIM programs outnumber the ABS.
Hopefully we can figure out this nonsense and just make an intensivist be an intensivist.