Educational Program

The Critical Care Medicine Fellowship provides 24 months (12 months for those already board eligible in a subspecialty of internal medicine) of training and supervised experience at a level sufficient for the fellow to acquire the competency of a sub-specialist in critical care medicine.

The broad objectives of the Critical Care Medicine fellowship at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center include:

Critical Care fellows at work
Critical care fellows at work in a patient room.
  1. Understanding the physiology and pathophysiology of critical illness.
  2. Acquisition of the procedural skills necessary for the care of the critically ill.
  3. Understanding the administrative aspects of Intensive Care Unit management.
  4. Understanding ethical and legal aspects of critical care.
  5. Understanding research design and data interpretation.

Upon successful completion of the program, graduates are eligible for certification by the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) in the subspecialty of Critical Care Medicine.