Picking a fellows program is never easy. You may get confused or distracted on what you really want to pursue. Here is an overview of some CC fellowship programs where you can focus on your preferred subspecialties.
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine Program (pediatrics.wisc.edu)
With duration of 3 years, this fellow is created to train future leaders in the academic and clinical levels so they can provide care to infants, children and adolescents. Clinical training is given so you can gain knowledge on the best medical care suited for a variety of surgical and medical critical illness. Research opportunities are also offered.
University of Virginia Health System Program (medicine.virginia.edu)
These are board approved critical care fellowship programs that can last for at least a year or 2 years maximum. Your clinical environment in this program is the Surgical Intensive Care Unit (SICU) where services are offered to surgical, transplant and trauma subspeciality patients. Clinical rotations under these fellows are in the pediatric, medical, neurosciences and neonatal intensive care units.
Medical University of South Carolina Program (clinicaldepartments.musc.edu)
If you are looking for a combined fellowship program lasting for 3 years, this may be what you are looking for. It is not just about Critical Care but also on Pulmonary. Five slots are available yearly for those who wish to focus on intensive care medicine, allergic chest disease and pulmonary disease. Flexibility is also observed here so you can add a clinical research or academic experience.
University of Michigan Health System Program (med.umich.edu)
A fully accredited program for 3 years, you will spend about 12 months on clinical service and another 3 months in the cardiothoracic post-operative care unit. Available electives include the trauma burn, surgery, nephrology and anesthesia. Research opportunities to gain sufficient experience are also given.
Stanford University School of Medicine Program (pulmonary.stanford.edu)
The critical care fellowship programs have various tracks like Anesthesia and Medicine. The Anesthesia-CCM can be taken in only a year while the Medicine-CCM lasts for 2 years. The curriculum of these two tracks is similar.
Do not be overwhelmed with the possible requirements. Those are just minor hardships that can bring you plenty of rewards in the future. Realize your dreams and save lives with these critical care fellowship programs.