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Fellows in the Critical Care program will get a breadth and depth of training in all aspects of critical care medicine.

Critical Care Clinical Rotations and Procedures 

The clinical months in the Critical Care Fellowship program at IU School of Medicine are comprised of a minimum of 15 critical care rotations. The first year of training consists of 10 months of clinical rotations, and the remainder of clinical months (depending on one’s career goals) are divided among the remaining year.

 First Year  Second Year
 Pulmonary and Critical Care School  VA ICU
 Methodist Hospital ICU*  University Hospital ICU
 Eskenazi Hospital ICU   Elective
 Elective  Surgical Trauma ICU
 Methodist Hospital ICU*  Elective
 Methodist Hospital ICU*  Elective
 Elective  Elective
 Methodist Hospital ICU*  Eskenazki ICU Call Block**
 Surgical Trauma ICU  Elective
 VA ICU  Methodist Hospital ICU*
 Transplant ICU  Eskenazi Hospital ICU
 Eskenazi Hospital ICU  Elective


* Methodist ICU: Fellows will get to choose between General MICU, CVICU, ECMO/Transplant for additional time, STICU, and Neuro ICU during these months. The expectation is that fellows will rotate between all these varied ICUs during the fellowship.

** Eskenazi ICU Call Block: This rotation places the fellow in the fourth fellow call slot. The expectation is that the fellow will take call every fourth night and during one weekend of the rotation. The remainder of the time is left for the fellow to do a clinical elective or research depending on their career goals.


Fellows will get a breadth and depth of training in all aspects of critical care medicine. Trainees can expect to be certified in the following procedures by the end of their fellowship:

  • Flexible Bronchoscopy
  • Central Venous Cannulation
  • Arterial Cannulation
  • Thoracentesis
  • Paracentesis
  • Endotracheal Intubation
  • Tube Thoracostomy (chest tube placement and management)
  • Critical Care Ultrasound

Additionally, there is opportunity to become certified in more advanced critical care procedures for those who wish to do so:

  • Endobronchial Ultrasound
  • Pleur-X Catheter Placement
  • Thoracoscopy
  • Percutaneous Tracheostomy Placement
two fellows practice airway training in the sim center
Fellows practice clinical skills in the sim center