Critical Care Medicine Fellowship Wellness
Here at the University of Maryland and within the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, we support a positive work-life balance.
We balance our inpatient curriculum and formal didactic education with simulation sessions and procedural training. We have a sick-call system set up in the event that a trainee needs coverage. Each trainee is also given four-weeks of vacation per year and allowed either maternity or paternity leave, as appropriate.
Our fellowship includes numerous opportunities for socialization with the other fellows and with the faculty within the division of Pulmonary and Critical Care. We have a mentorship system designed to pair an attending physician with a senior and a junior fellow to promote camaraderie.
In addition, the fellowship program director hosts routine social events including monthly dinners at her home where fellows are encouraged to come and bring their families to get to know each other better and to share their experiences in the training program.