Dartmouth-Hitchcock provides two Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education-accredited fellowship programs in Critical Care:
- The Critical Care Medicine: Internal Medicine Fellowship is a program for individuals BC/BE in Internal Medicine or Emergency Medicine. The director of the internal medicine/critical care medicine fellowship program is Jeffrey C. Munson, MD.
- The Critical Care Medicine: Anesthesiology Fellowship is a program for individuals who are board eligible/board certified in anesthesiology. Individuals BC/BE in general surgery are also encouraged to apply to the anesthesiology-based program, as this track allows one to meet requirements to become BC/BE under the American Board of Surgery. The director of the anesthesia/critical care medicine fellowship program is Matthew D. Koff, MD.
There are a total of seven critical care fellowship positions per year. The fellowship positions are divided among individuals with anesthesia, internal medicine, and surgery training.
Our mission is to guide and educate physicians as they develop the skills and expertise to provide safe, high-value critical care through professional, ethical and compassionate behavior. We empower physicians to address healthcare disparities, and to continuously improve their education, practice, and the community health care system as a whole.
- To provide training based on a multi-disciplinary philosophy of critical care that will allow graduates to excel as clinicians and educators in any critical care environment.
- To train clinicians to recognize the complex social, ethical and professional challenges prevalent in critical care, and to develop the necessary communication skills to navigate these challenges successfully as part of a high-functioning team.
- To provide training in the specific challenges that confront a primarily rural patient population.
- To provide exposure to research and quality improvement opportunities that will allow graduates to contribute as active members of academic medicine.