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​Adult Critical Care Fellowship Program

Program overview:

The Adult Intensive Care Fellowship Training Program provides trainees with world-class training, the skills to care for patients with complex and diverse critical illnesses. Most importantly our fellows are groomed and coached to become international leaders in the field of intensive care medicine.

Our Aim is to develop competent intensivists in the theory, diagnosis and treatment of critical care related disorders across a broad spectrum of patients, treatment settings and levels of care.

Saudi Commission for Health Specialties accredited fellowship program in intensive care medicine offers a two-year training program for those who completed a residency program in an accredited specialty of Internal Medicine, Anesthesia, Emergency Medicine and Surgery.

Taught by our highly experienced teaching consultants, fellows learn how to identify, diagnose and manage medical and surgical problems in intensive care patients through a carefully designed curriculum and during rotations.

Our program enables the fellow to care for a diverse range of critically ill patients in our specialized medical, surgical, neurological, trauma, transplant, oncology and burns care units.

Our program offers fellows the opportunity to participate in series of simulation-based training at our medical simulation lab. Our simulation lab includes a low fidelity simulation program for core skills acquisition and high fidelity simulation program running various critical care related scenarios. The simulation program is being incorporated in our educational curriculum and provides fellows training on a monthly basis.

These educational and clinical experiences are augmented by the potential for research in our internationally acclaimed research group.

Fellows who successfully complete the program qualify for the Saudi Commission for Health Specialties Adult Intensive Care Exam. Fellows with outstanding performance will have a chance for a work opportunity in our department.

Overview of training levels:

We follow the Saudi Commission for Health Specialties program of two years minimum. The structure of these 24 months is distributed as follows:

​Rotation ​F1 ​F2 ​Total
​Medical ICU ​1 month ​1 month ​2 months
​Trauma ICU ​1 month ​1 month ​2 months
​Neurological ICU ​1 month ​1 month ​2 months
​Surgical ICU ​1 month ​1 month ​2 months
​Intermediate Care Unit ​1 month ​1 month ​2 months
​Emergency Critical care consultation ​1 month ​1 month ​2 months
​Critical Care Rapid Response Team ​1 month ​1 month ​2 months
​Cardiovascular ICU ​------ ​1 month ​1 month
​CCU ​1 month ​------ ​1 month
​Anesthesia (non-anesthesia graduates) ​2 months ​------ ​2 months
​Pulmonary ​1 month ​1 month ​2 months
​Electives / Research ​------ ​2 months ​2 months
​Leave ​1 month ​1 month ​2 months

 

Please note the Candidate will be entitled for one week study leave during the entire program.

Academic activities in the program:

We have an extensive educational program in our ICU department. Our Intensive Care Medicine fellows are expected to attend and participate in several weekly and monthly lectures, conferences, rounds and workshops covering an assortment of critical care topics.

A list of our year-long activities:

  • Critical Care Quality and Safety forum (weekly).

  • Grand Rounds (weekly).

  • Research meeting (weekly).

  • Clinical case conference (weekly).

  • Critical care medicine series (weekly).

  • Release to attend Saudi Commission for Health Specialties fellow’s half-day teaching (weekly).

  • Morbidity & Mortality meeting (monthly). 

Program Governance:

The program is overseen by the Program Director, Program Committee and the Postgraduate Medical Education.

Contact Us:

Dr. Ghassan Al-Ghamdi

Intensive Care Department

King Abdulaziz Medical City

ICU 1425

  • PO Box 22490

  • Address: Riyadh, 11426, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

  • Phone: +966-11-8011111 Ext: 13612

  • Email: Alghamdigh1@ngha.med.sa

Ms. Emerald Corales

Intensive Care Department

King Abdulaziz Medical City

ICU 1425

  • P. O.  Box 22490

  • Address: Riyadh, 11426, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

  • Phone: +966-11-8011111 Ext: 18916

  • Email: Icu_rftp@ngha.med.sa

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26-Jan-2021 10:52 AM