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Critical Care Medicine

Critical Care Medicine Fellowship Program

Critical Care Medicine Fellowship opportunities are offered by the Department of Emergency Medicine at North Shore University Hospital-Manhasset, one of the top teaching hospitals in the Northeast. Our two-year Critical Care Medicine Fellowship program provides a comprehensive and well-balanced fellowship experience with excellent salary and benefits. Critical Care Medicine fellows learn from some of the world’s leading critical care experts in a well-rounded, robust learning environment. Fellows gain expertise in Critical Care Medicine, as it applies to both the ICU and the emergency department settings.

Critical Care Medicine is a rapidly growing sub-specialty within Emergency Medicine. This unique fellowship allows emergency medicine physicians to master the treatment of critically ill patients. Emergency physicians with critical care skills are better equipped to deal with “boarded” patients, those who remain in the emergency department after having been admitted to a facility due to a shortage of available rooms. By providing intensive treatment options in the emergency department, patients receive early access to care which may improve clinical outcomes.

The goals of North Shore-LIJ’s Critical Care Medicine Fellowship are:

  • Develop expertise in the management of critically ill patients in an intensive care unit environment and in emergency situations outside of the hospital
  • Recognize the clinical features and physiology of diseases that result in acute, life-threatening illnesses
  • Learn to resuscitate critically ill patients
  • Acquire technical skills related to monitoring, airway maintenance, mechanical ventilation, and bronchoscopy
  • Manage invasive and non-invasive monitoring systems in theory and in practice
  • Learn basic pharmacology used in critical care medicine
  • Participate in research that can lead to improved treatment of critically ill patients in emergency situations
  • Communicate research findings by publishing in medical journals and by making presentations at medical meetings
  • Assist in the education of medical personnel about critical care skills


Applying for the Critical Care Medicine Fellowship

The North Shore-LIJ Critical Care Medicine Fellowship program currently accepts two fellows per year. The fellows are paid according to their PGY level. Applicants should be residency trained and board prepared or certified in emergency medicine with a demonstrated academic career interest.

Interested individuals can apply by sending a cover letter, updated curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation to the Emergency Critical Care Medicine Fellowship Director, Todd Slesinger, MD, FACEP, FCCM, and the Associate Fellowship Director, Qiuping Zhou, DO, FACEP:

Todd L. Slesinger, MD, FACEP, FCCM
Director, Fellowship in Emergency Critical Care Medicine
Department of Emergency Medicine
300 Community Drive
Manhasset, NY 11030
(516) 562-3090
tslesing@nshs.edu

Qiuping Zhou, DO, FACEP
Associate Director, Fellowship in Emergency Critical Care Medicine
Department of Emergency Medicine
300 Community Drive
Manhasset, NY 11030
(516) 562-3090
qzhou@nshs.edu