Fellowship Programs in Critical Care and Pulmonary/Critical Care
Welcome fellowship candidates.
Thank you for your interest in the fellowship programs at Swedish Covenant Hospital! Each program is fully accredited by the AOA and the ACOI and leads to board eligibility in the category of critical care medicine and pulmonary/critical medicine by the AOBIM upon successful completion of the program.
Fellows will train at Swedish Covenant Hospital. Additional elective rotations may be arranged at other affiliate institutions with the approval of the program director. Swedish Covenant Hospital’s intensive care unit cares for an average of 700 admissions a year and the average length of stay for patients is four days. The hospital has 18 critical care beds and 16 step-down beds. Swedish Covenant Hospital is a Level 2 Trauma Center, an accredited Chest Pain Center and a Primary Stroke Center. We have daily multidisciplinary rounds with faculty, residents, medical students, pharmacy and nutritional services. Fellows have the opportunity to examine and discuss slides and images personally with respective staff and faculty for any difficult cases due to our close working relationship with our Pathology, Radiology and Laboratory Departments.
The critical care unit has state-of-the-art monitoring equipment for patients with cardiopulmonary diseases, including fluoroscopic room for catheter placement, ventilators for patient respiratory care, equipment for rapid analysis of blood gases, equipment for performance of bedside right heart catheterization, intravascular pressure measurement, thermodilution cardiac output determination, bedside metabolic cart and bedside POC ultrasound.
Pulmonary outpatient services has two active clinics with over 5,000 visits per year. There is also a pulmonary function lab, a sleep lab with a board-certified sleep specialist and a cardiopulmonary exercise testing lab. In addition, there is a large Respiratory Therapy Department overseen by both a clinical director and a medical director. Swedish Covenant Hospital has a high-resolution cardiac and pulmonary scanner, a PET scanner and an on-campus pulmonary rehabilitation program.
Fellows that have completed our program have a 100% board pass rate. Fellows also will experience unique courses in evidence-based medicine, critical thinking, statistical analysis and daily lectures/conferences.
Mission and Philosophy
The sections of pulmonary medicine and critical care medicine, along with the Department of Internal Medicine, educate osteopathic critical care medicine fellows on how to provide the highest quality of compassionate care, promote the practice of osteopathic critical care medicine and encourage lifelong learning, research and service.