Professional Development

Multidisciplinary Emergency Critical Care Program

The MECCP also aims to foster professional development of its members. Examples include leadership mentorship, research mentorship, and career mentorship through meetings, projects, and social gatherings. Mentorship can occur at multiple interfaces, such as between attending/fellows (career advice, mock oral board review), attending/residents (career advice, rotation advice on CCM tract, mock interview for fellowship), fellows/residents (career advice, fellowship application advice), and MDs/RNs. 

Emergency Medicine Residents

  • Opportunities to explore an interest in Critical Care
  • Mentorship through CCM Fellowship Application Process
  • Facilitating resident involvement in Emergency Critical Care research, education and QI Projects

ED and ICU Nurses

  • Providing opportunities for further education and training in critical care topics
  • Facilitating nursing involvement in Emergency Critical Care research, education and QI Projects

Critical Care Fellows

  • Providing mentorship through the job search process
  • Facilitating fellow leadership of Emergency Critical Care research, education and QI projects

Emergency Medicine Critical Care Junior Faculty

  • Providing mentorship for junior faculty involvement in obtaining grants, getting involved in hospital administration and becoming an educator in Emergency Medicine Critical Care

EMCCM Career Advice Session at Yoshi's House
(July 23, 2016)

Critical Care ACCEL Line Information

EMCCM Elective

Critical Care Triage Shift - Critical Care
Faculty: Tsuyoshi Mitarai
Duration: 1-2 weeks
Available to: R3, R4
Timing: Variable since IM and Anesthesia residents may also be doing the triage rotation, it would require an advance notice and coordination.
Description: Triage MICU fellow shift where a resident goes to all code blues and takes care of ED/floor consults & admission under a supervision of a MICU fellow carrying 48820 phone.

For any questions regarding the ACCEL Critical Care Tract for EM Residents, please contact:
Tsuyoshi Mitarai, MD, FACEP
Faculty Director, Critical Care Medicine Tract

David Radler, MD
Resident Director, Critical Care Medicine Tract

Critical Care Fellowship Information for EM Residents

EM-CCM at Stanford

Stanford has a long tradition of multidisciplinary training in critical care.  As such, emergency physicians have been training in critical care at Stanford for over 20 years, the first fellow having graduated in 1996. 

Two pathways are available at Stanford for the graduate of an EM residency: IM-CCM and A-CCM

For more details on the CCM fellowships at Stanford, please visit:
Stanford University Critical Care Fellowship Program

EM-CCM Fellowship Application Guide for EM residents

Emergency physicians have been practicing critical care in the ICU for decades. Furthermore, pathways for board-certification have now been available for nearly 5 years.

One key mission of the EM-CCM team at Stanford is to provide mentorship and guidance for emergency medicine residents interested in pursuing further training in critical care.  What follows is a brief overview of the available training pathways as well as some details on how to apply.  Finally, we have included several links that have additional resources for the prospective applicant. 

EMRA Critical Care Division Webpage
This site contains much of the same information summarized in this page, but has additional useful links.

EM-CCM Fellowship Webpage
This site has a pretty-good index of CCM training programs that accept EM applicants

EMRA Fellowship Publications Webpage
The newest edition of the EMRA fellowship guide can be found here:

Training and Board Certification Opportunities for Emergency Medicine-Trained Graduates

There are currently four pathways for EPs to become board-certified in CCM: Internal Medicine-Critical Care Medicine (IM-CCM), Anesthesiology-Critical Care Medicine (A-CCM), Surgical Critical Care (SCC), and Neuro-Critical Care (N-CC).  There are also Resuscitation and Research fellowships available that allow EPs to train further with an emphasis in managing critically ill patients, but currently are not ACGME certified.

Each pathway and programs within the pathways have unique aspects of training timeline for application. For detailed application and curriculum information, please visit the individual program websites or contact them directly. 

All the paths described here apply equally to EPs who completed or will complete either 3-year or 4-year residency training programs.