RACE

FELLOWSHIP IN CRITICAL CARE MEDICINE

  • Diploma in critical care medicine
  • Number of positions: 2
  • Duration of training: 12 months


ELIGIBILITY

  • MD Medicine/Chest/Anesthesia
  • DNB Medicine/Chest/Anesthesia
  • The base qualifications must be from a MCI recognized university.

The Program Director of the Critical Care Medicine (ISCCM) Fellowship is Dr. A.S ARUN KUMAR, who is the chief of Intensive Care Units at Sriramachandra University Medical Center. Critical Care Division consists of a group of dedicated critical care anesthesiology faculty members.

Clinical Experience

Each year two positions are available in this 12-month ISCCM-accredited program. It is designed to take the Fellows through increasing levels of experience and responsibility and prepare them for Board Certification in Critical Care Medicine (ISCCM).

Our ICU, is 25 bedded multidisciplinary ICU, cases include post operative surgical cases, medical cases and medicine super superspecality cases. About 75% of the year is spent as a key member of the ICU team in Intensive Care Units .The ICU Fellows have an office with computer support and sleeping facilities directly adjacent to the ICU.

Rest 25% of the year on rotations including cardiothoracic vascular anesthesia, neurosurgery & neuromedicine ICU and Pediatric ICU, as well as preceptorships with specialists in infectious disease, nutritional support, dialysis and liver transplantation.

Residents will get hands on training on all ICU procedures under supervision, which includes airway management, central line cannulations, Fibreoptic Bronchoscopy (FOB), Percutaneus tracheostomy (PCT) , ultrasonography and echocardiography.


Academic and Administrative Activities

We have weekly two classes for residents, which include seminars, case presentations and journal clubs, they also attend monthly (ISCCM) meetings and classes. Our Fellows are encouraged to attend major critical care meetings such as the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM), Indian Society of critical care medicine (ISCCM) and Indian Society of Anesthesiologists (ISA).


Research Activities

Fellows are encouraged to participate in ongoing research projects and are given all available assistance in setting up their own research projects. Funding is obtained through grants approved by the Department of Anesthesiology and outside funding agencies.