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In accordance with requirements set forth by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), the didactic curriculum and clinical skills that a Fellow is expected to master are categorized into six core competencies:

  1. Patient Care
  2. Medical Knowledge
  3. Practice-Based Learning and Improvement
  4. Interpersonal and Communication Skills
  5. Professionalism
  6. Systems-Based Practice

These competencies serve as a general, but not exhaustive, guide to the knowledge, skills, attitudes and behaviors that should be demonstrable over the course of the fellowship program.

The fellow will acquire advanced knowledge of essential aspects of critical care, particularly as they related to the management of patients with hemodynamic instability, multiple system organ failure and complex co-existing medical problems.

These aspects include, but are not limited to:

  • Cardiorespiratory resuscitation
  • Physiology, pathophysiology, diagnosis and therapy of disorders of the cardiovascular, respiratory, gastrointestinal, genitourinary, neurological, endocrine, musculoskeletal and immune systems, as well as infectious diseases
  • Metabolic, nutritional and endocrine effects of critical illness
  • Hematologic and coagulation disorders
  • Critical obstetric and gynecological disorders
  • Trauma, thermal, electrical and radiation injuries
  • Inhalation and immersion injuries
  • Monitoring and medical instrumentation
  • Critical pediatric surgical conditions
  • Pharmakokinetics and dynamics of drug metabolism and excretion in critical illness
  • Ethical and legal aspects of surgical critical care
  • Principles and techniques of administration and management
  • Biostatistics and experimental design


Krishna P. Athota, MD
Surgical Critical Care Fellowship Director

Elizabeth Loechle
Surgical Critical Care Fellowship Coordinator
Phone: (513) 558-5861

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