MGH Medical ICU
The MGH MICU is an 18-bed unit staffed by two teams, each with their own fellow. This high-acuity unit cares for the full breadth of critically ill patients and is a referral center for severe ARDS as well as the institutional home for V-V ECMO patients. The MGH MICU participates in clinical research, including multicenter ARDS and sepsis trials.
Fellows rotate through the MGH MICU in both the first and second year of training. They actively participate in all aspects of the care of MICU patients, including leading rounds independently on the weekends. Additionally, fellows perform consults in non-medical ICUs, participate in critical care triage and serve as back-up for the medical resident during out-of-unit codes throughout the hospital.
Our fellows are taught by experienced ICU faculty as well as world class nurses, respiratory therapists, pharmacists and physiologists. Dedicated fellow-level teaching includes daily radiology rounds, weekly ventilator rounds, multi-disciplinary critical care ultrasound rounds and a weekly critical care conference.
Our trainees also take an active role in teaching residents and receive formal feedback from faculty members in order to develop the educational skills that are essential for a career in academic critical care.
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