Critical Care Medicine Fellowship

The critical care fellowship is a two-year program allowing for one fellow each year (three AOA approved fellowship positions).

Program Director

Eric Gluck, M.D.

Core Curriculum

Two years (24 months)

  • ICU - 13 months
  • IMCU - Six months
  • Elective - Three months
  • Research - One month
  • Cardiothoracic surgery - One month

Procedures Performed

  • Airway intubation
  • Ventilator management
  • Oxygen delivery hardware management
  • Needle insertion pneumothorax management
  • Arterial line insertion
  • Central venous line insertion
  • Pulmonary artery catheter insertion
  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  • Cardioversion
  • Thoracentesis and paracentesis
  • Lumbar punctures
  • Dialysis catheter insertion
  • Transducer use and calibration
  • Cardiac output determinations
  • Metabolic cart interpretation
  • Temporary transvenous pacemaker insertion and management
  • Critical care POC ultrasound and echocardiography 

Additional Resources

Fellows attend a procedure simulation at Midwestern University with Emergency Department residents once a year which includes chest tube insertion and emergency cricothyrotomy.   

Lectures and Conferences

Critical Care and Pulmonary Critical Care Fellowship Didactic Schedule

Fellows are provided five CME days and are encouraged to attend any conferences and board review courses that interest them. In the past, our fellows have attended CHEST and ATS as well as multiple local conferences. Additionally, fellows are provided with a yearly $2,500 stipend for educational materials. 


The hospital has a medical library staffed on a full-time basis by Lizabeth Giese, MLS. Library services include mediated librarian and intersearches, medical and nonmedical reference information, specialized information gathering and bibliographic instruction. Reprints of journal and/or books that are not part of the library collection are obtainable through the library’s network and consortium memberships. The library currently has seven computers with internet access. The library data bases include OVID, MEDLINE and CINAHL, as well as internet and intranet access to EBSCOHOST. The library at Midwestern University located in Downers Grove is also available for personal on-site use and via internet connection.

Fellows are expected to complete one research project and submit one research paper to the ACOI Council on Education and Evaluation prior to the completion of their training

Faculty and the program directors are available as mentors for research projects. Throughout fellowship, an evidence-based medicine lecture series will be provided by Dr. Eric Gluck.

Contact Us

For more information, contact Bria Douglas, program coordinator, at 773-878-8200 ext. 5994 or