EM-CCM FELLOWSHIPS

Advice for Current Fellows

What are good educational resources?

Websites:
SCCM Resident ICU
SCCM Learn ICU
ACCP Chest
Pulmonary Artery Catheter Education Project
Sonoguide

Wright, Brian. "For the New Emergency Medicine Critical Care Fellow" ACEP Critical Care Medicine Section Newsletter-September 2010, Volume 11, #3, http://www.acep.org/content.aspx?id=49719#story4

Emlet, Lillian. "Educational Resources on the Internet for Critical Care Medicine: Part 1" ACEP Critical Care Medicine Section Newsletter-July 2007, Volume 8, #2, http://www.acep.org/content.aspx?id=48883

Textbooks:
Vincent, Abraham, Kochanek, Moore, Fink, eds. Textbook of Critical Care, 6th ed. Saunders, 2011.
Gabrielli, Layon, Yu, eds. Civetta, Taylor and Kirby’s Critical Care, 4th ed. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2008.
Marino. The ICU Book, 3rd ed. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2006.
Tobin. Principles and Practice of Mechanical Ventilation, 2nd ed. McGraw Hill, 2006.

Journals:
NEJM (http://www.nejm.org)
Lancet (http://www.thelancet.com)
CCM (http://journals.lww.com/ccmjournal/pages/default.aspx)
CC (http://ccforum.com/)
Chest (http://chestjournal.chestpubs.org/)
AJRCCM (http://ajrccm.atsjournals.org/)

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How to start looking for a job? Academic

Academic positions are often not advertised, but that does not mean they would not consider & hire you. It might be helpful to put out feelers with colleagues in other Departments (EM, Medicine, or Surgery) on what the institution is like or if they would be willing to consider EM-CCM. The faculty that trained you in your fellowship from Anesthesia, Medicine, and Surgery are your best advocates to speak highly regarding your clinical and academic skills. Ask your faculty for recommendations, referrals, and assistance in finding a new academic home for you, depending on your desired mix of clinical time (in EM &/or CCM), academic interests (in research or education), and geography/ institution.

Start looking early during your last year of fellowship, understanding that most academic institutions may not be able to consider your application seriously until January depending on when their fiscal year turns around. Remember that faculty often can reduce some of their clinical time due to new awards with research grants and leadership of areas in the educational curriculum. Identify shared or specific interests and needs of academic Departments of EM and/or CCM, from research, education, clinical protocols and hospital level process/ quality improvements.

How to start looking for a job? Non-Academic

Hospitals interested in improving quality of care due to expanding critical care services or modification of current staffing mechanisms will require more flexibility and a desire to be a leader in the change movement. Expressed enthusiasm for creation of protocols, working well with others (who may not be as welcoming of you), and good understanding of the business of medicine (in both EM & CCM) will be important skills to bring to the negotiating table. These positions are usually advertised throughout the year, and consideration of using practice management groups can be considered, if only to gain experience and exposure to the interview process at a variety of non-academic practices.

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