All fellows are expected to participate in substantive scholarly activities in order to advance their understanding of research principles and contribute to the body of knowledge that forms the basis for the practice of medicine.
Such activities may take the form of:
- A clinical or basic science research project
- A critical review of the literature on a timely and important critical care topic
- An investigation of a case that sheds important insight into mechanisms of disease
- A systems process improvement project that contributes substantially to the cost-effectiveness and/or safety of the practice of critical care medicine.
In all cases, the fellow will be advised and mentored by a faculty member skilled in the type of scholarly activity that the fellow has chosen. It is expected that scholarly projects will result in publications in peer-reviewed journals and/or presentation of abstracts at regional or national meetings.
The Critical Care Fellowship Program assumes that fellows will spend a substantial portion of their 12 non-core months engaged in an independent, supervised research project.
Fellows interested in more formal training in research and quality improvement methodology are encouraged to explore our Leadership Preventive Medicine Residency program. Several critical care fellows have successfully pursued this training as a supplement to their clinical training.