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ICU Rotations & Electives

A sample block schedule for Critical Care Anesthesia Fellows.

ICU Rotations

A major source of strength in our program is the diverse ICU experience our fellows are offered here at MUSC. Our fellows' "home base" is our Cardiovascular and Medical-Surgical ICUs. Our CVICU is staffed exclusively by our Anesthesia faculty, and our MSICU is staffed by Anesthesia & Pulmonary Critical Care faculty. In addition our fellows have the opportunity to work with  Neurointensivists in the NSICU, and Surgical Critical Care physicians in our Shock & Burn ICU. This provides our fellows with a broad experience in all realms of critical care illness & provider backgrounds making them well rounded practitioners of Critical Care Medicine.

An Overview of patient populations our fellows learn from is listed below:

  • Cardiovascular ICU
    • Postop Cardiac, Thoracic, & Complex Vascular Surgery Patients
    • Heart & Lung Transplant, Durable LVAD
    • Temporary Mechanical Circulatory Support
      • ECMO, IABP, & Impella
    • Complex Cardiology Patient
      • Post Cardiac arrest, Acute Myocardial Infarction, Decompensated Heart Failure
  • Medical-Surgical ICU
    • Mix Medical & Abdominal Surgical Patients
    • ARDS, Septic Shock, Hematologic & Oncologic Emergencies
    • GI Hemorrhage, Pulmonary Hypertension, Perforated Viscous
  • Neurosurgical ICU
    • Postop Neurosurgical patients
    • Acute Ischemic & Hemorrhagic Stroke
    • CNS Infections, Status Epilepticus, & Neuromuscular Disorders
  • Shock Trauma ICU
    • Trauma, Burn, Liver Transplant
    • Abdominal Catastrophes

Elective Rotations

Our Fellowship also prides itself on our flexible Elective Opportunities. Each fellow has 3 elective months where they can choose from a large selection of opportunities. There is also some ability to build a rotation or tailor it to a fellows specific needs. Listed below are some example elective opportunities available:

  • Echocardiography & Point of Care Ultrasound
  • Palliative Care
  • Pulmonary Consults
  • Nephrology Consults
  • Infectious Disease
  • Nutrition
  • Research
  • Regional Anesthesia