Washington University-Barnes Jewish Hospital

Program Description


Type of Program
Multidisciplinary Critical Care

EM-CCM Program Status
Department of Anesthesiology

Application Method & Deadlines
Interview time frame: open all year (preferred during Fall/Winter of PGY3/4 year of training)
Acceptance time frame: Rolling admission until annual two slots are filled

Application Requirements
Our application process requires a completed Application Form, CV, 3 letters of recommendation, personal statement, photograph, and planned completion of an ACGME Emergency Medicine Residency Program. Please see our webpage for a copy of the Fellowship application.

Number of Fellows per year

Length of Fellowship

EM-CCM Fellowship Education
EM/CC is one of the newest and fastest growing Fellowships accessible to Emergency Medicine trained residents. Washington University has created a broad, multi-disciplinary, comprehensive critical care program to produce well-rounded Intensivists, capable of treating the critically ill and injured patient with any variety of pathophysiology. The Divisions of Critical Care within the Departments of Internal Medicine, Anesthesiology, and Surgery all support this program. Due to the recent agreement between ABIM/ABEM AND the agreement between ABA/ABEM, all of our Fellows are placed into official ACGME IM-CCM or Anesthesiology-CCM training slots. This fellowship is approved by the ACGME RRC IM and Anesthesia and the ABA.

Sample Curriculum
Curriculum (conforms to ACGME requirements of Internal Medicine, Anesthesiology, and Surgery):
ICU Blocks (multi-disciplinary mix) = 18-20 blocks
MICU: 6-8 blocks SICU: 5-7 blocks
CTICU: 4-6 blocks CCU: 1 block
Neuro ICU: 1 block
Selectives = 3 blocks (Mix of required electives: Interventional Pulmonary/Bronchoscopy, Nutrition, Palliative Care, Ultrasound, Surgical Airway, etc)
Electives = 3-7 blocks (Independent tailoring to interests); Research
Required Educational / Research / Administrative / QI responsibilities
Required completion of a Scholarly Activity

Additional Program Highlights
Our Fellowship offers a plethora of clinical, didactic, and research educational opportunities. Attendings from our various ICUís are world-renowned Educators and Researchers in an assortment of CCM fields. They offer bedside teaching pearls on shock, mechanical ventilation, disease pathophysiology, acute stabilization and resuscitation optimization, antimicrobial therapy, and ethical considerations, to name a few. Our required didactic lecture series has 5 hours of lectures each week for the Fellows. We have a novel Multi-disciplinary Critical Care Lecture Series (MDCCLS) that draws in Attending experts from Pulmonary, Anesthesiology, Acute Care Surgery, Emergency Medicine, Toxicology, Ultrasound, etc. to provide evidence-based education for our Fellows. The Fellows are also involved with creating mini-lectures to provide daily educational opportunities for the rotating Housestaff. The Fellows are required to take the annual Multi-disciplinary Critical Care Knowledge Assessment in-training exam to help identify any knowledge gaps and prepare for board examination. This overall experience allows our Fellows to complete their Fellowship with a deep breadth of knowledge regarding the critical care specialty. Our goal is to make you an excellent, well-educated Intensivist.

Listing of Graduates & Years
2015 Diego Casali
2014 Thomas Cooper
2014 Chris Palmer
2014 Kelly Smith
2014 Hanh Truong
2013 Enyo Ablordeppey
2012 Jake Keeperman
2011 Nick Mohr
2011 Brian Wessman

Program Website