The GW hospital is a level 1 trauma center in the heart of Washington DC. The center of trauma and critical care consist of 60-bed mixed Med-Surg ICU which includes the care of patients following major trauma, cardiothoracic surgery, neurosurgery and of all the medical and surgical subspecialties managed by the ICU team.
The critical care fellow, regardless of the program pathway, is involved in the care of all of these patients, and through their training will develop expertise in the management of critically ill patients across these disciplines. The diversified faculty composed of faculty based in Internal Medicine, Surgery, Anesthesiology, Emergency Medicine and Pulmonology as well as the strong relationships among subspecialties at GW further creates an environment of collegiality and scholarship that promotes the growth of leadership during the fellowship training.
This fellowship is known for the heavy clinical exposure to such a large and varied patient population requiring strong organizational and prioritization skills along with considerable learning capacity, with graduates being rewarded with a comprehensive training afforded by a breadth of clinical experience that is nearly unparalleled compared to other critical care programs in the United States.