Critical Care Medicine Holds 4th Annual Boot Camp

Peggy White training fellows in a simulator room

Critical care medicine fellows from four departments came together to learn core skills in this three-day multidisciplinary critical care medicine boot camp. The departments of anesthesiology, emergency medicine, neurology and surgery all train fellows in critical care medicine and this boot camp aims to give them all a common foundation. In addition to the critical care fellows, this year our department included our cardiothoracic and combined cardiothoracic and critical care medicine fellows.

The boot camp is organized each year by Peggy White, M.D., associate professor of anesthesiology and director of the department of anesthesiology’s critical care medicine fellowship. The three days included lectures, interactive problem-based learning discussions, task training, team training and simulation. Multiple faculty members from the department of anesthesiology dedicated their time to educate these fellows.

Nicky Cates, M.D., dedicated two days to fill in whenever needed – giving lectures, manning task training stations and assisting with simulation sessions. Amanda Frantz, M.D., gave a lecture on ECMO. Everett Jones, M.D., gave a lecture on post cardiac surgery cardiac arrest and taught simulator sessions about his lecture topic. Sebastián Gatica-Moris, M.D., gave a lecture on sedation in the ICU and led some small group discussions. Yahya Acar, M.D., ran the mannequin for the sims and set up the task trainers. Finally, the education office staff worked hard to ensure the event was a success. 

Many thanks to all the faculty and staff who contributed!

Learn more about our critical care medicine fellowship.