Fellowship Program in Critical Care Medicine

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Critical care medicine is one of the most important disciplines of overall medical practice. The need for critical care intensivists is always in demand. Medical practitioners of every stage can choose to opt for a fellowship in Critical Care Medicine.

Feb 2
Dr. Sandip Patel
Founder & CEO, Docthub.com

Critical care medicine is one of the most important yet underrated branches of medical practice. Every year millions of patients are admitted to ICU in India. The importance of critical care medicine specialists became very crucial in those times. There are various types of fellowships available in Critical Care Medicine, for medical practitioners. You can choose which fellowship suits you the best, based on your qualification and eligibility.

Who can do it?

From freshly passed MBBS graduates to millennial practitioners who have been practicing for 10-15 years, anyone can practice Critical Care Medicine and choose the required certification according to their requirement and eligibility.

  • After MBBS
  • After MD/DNB/Diploma
  • Millennial Practitioners

Eligibility

  • Candidates who have completed MBBS.
  • Must have completed an internship and applied for Permanent medical registration.
  • Some institutes even ask for post MBBS experience as a part of their academic criteria, it may vary from university to university.

Below are the types of certificates for the fellowship in Critical Care Medicine for MBBS students.

Certificate in Training in Critical Care Medicine (CTCCM)

The certificate in training in critical care medicine is recognized by The Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine (ISCCM). Students who have completed MBBS and are interested in critical care medicine can opt for this fellowship.

Duration - 2 Years

Fees - 23,600/- (Fellowship fees) + 5154/- (Membership fees for ISCCM)

Stipend - During their fellowship, students get a stipend of around 35k - 40k each month, depending on the institution they join.

Admission - The admission process starts twice a year, in the month of January and in the month of July.

Process - To inquire about admission, you can directly contact the accredited institute or hospital.

Fellow of the college of critical care medicine (FCCCM) 

Fellow of the college of critical care medicine (FCCCM) is recognized by The Critical Care Education Foundation (CCEF). Students who have completed MBBS can opt for this course.

Duration - 2 Years

Fees - Approximately 15,000/-

Stipend - During their fellowship, students get a stipend of around 35k - 40k each month, depending on the institution they join.

Admission - The admission process for this course begins in the month of February and in the month of August.

Process - To inquire about admission, you can directly contact the accredited institute or hospital.

Fellowship in critical care medicine

Fellowship in critical care medicine is offered by many state universities. Students can opt for these fellowships after completing their MBBS. The duration and the other criteria might vary from university to university.

Admission process - To get admission to these universities you need to directly contact the accredited institute.

Earning opportunities -

The fellow residents get around 35k-45k depending on the institute as a stipend during their fellowship.

After completion of the fellowship, the practitioners can get around 60k-70k per month as ICU registrars.

Some practitioners can even get around 90k - 1 lakh in tier-2, tier-3 cities due to the shortfall of specialists.

Fellowship in Critical Care Medicine after MD/DNB/Diploma

Many candidates prefer to go for Critical Care Medicine after finishing their MD/DNB or a Diploma course. The opportunities for post-graduate fellows are as below:

Indian Diploma in Critical Care Medicine (IDCCM)

The Indian Diploma in Critical Care Medicine (IDCCM) is recognized by the Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine (ISCCM).

Duration

1 year for MD/DNB Candidates

2 years for candidates who have completed their Diploma in Anesthesia/Diploma in Chest diseases.

Fees - 23,600/- (Fellowship fees) + 5154/- (Membership fees for ISCCM) 

Stipend - During their fellowship, students get a stipend of around 50k - 60k each month, depending on the institution they join.  

Admission - The admission sessions for these courses start in the month of January and in the month of July. 

Process - To inquire about admission, you can directly contact the accredited institute or hospital. 

Fellow college of critical care medicine (FCCCM) 

Fellow of the college of critical care medicine (FCCCM) is recognized by The Critical Care Education Foundation (CCEF). Students who have completed MD/DNB can opt for this course. 

Duration - 2 Years 

Fees - Approximately 15,000/- 

Stipend - During their fellowship, students get a stipend of around 50k - 60k each month, depending on the institution they join. 

Admission - The admission process for this course begins in the month of February and in the month of August. 

Process - To inquire about admission, you can directly contact the accredited institute or hospital. 

Other Fellowships for MD/DNB candidates

Students who have completed their MD/DNB or Indian diploma in Critical Care Medicine (IDCCM) can also opt for fellowships offered by other institutes such as:

  • Indian Fellow of Critical Care Medicine (IFCCM)  
  • European Diploma in Intensive Care (EDIC) - by ESICM
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship in Critical Care Medicine - by various state universities 
  • FNB Critical Care Medicine - by National Board of Examination (NBE)

Earning Opportunity

The earning opportunity in this field is quite good compared to other disciplines. The students get around 50k -60k stipend during their fellowship period. After finishing their fellowship, the students can join as an ICU Registrar/ Junior associate consultant and can earn around 1-1.5 lakh per month.

Practice opportunities - 

The practice opportunity may differ according to the tier of the city, below are the most common practice opportunities students can opt for after finishing their fellowship.

Tier -1 City

You can practice as a Senior Resident/ ICU Registrar in Tier -1 cities. 

Tier - 2 City

In tier - 2 cities you can work as an Associate consultant with an ICU team. 

Tier - 3 City

Due to the shortfall of specialists in tier - 3 cities, you can join directly as an Intensivist in a hospital or with a private ICU.

Fellowship in Critical Care Medicine for Millennial Practitioners

Millennial Practitioners who have been practicing for more than 10-15 years can opt for an honorary fellowship. Millennial practitioners can choose an honorary fellowship to gain deeper knowledge and increase their proficiency in the subject.

Fellow of Indian College of Critical Care Medicine (FICCM)  

The fellowship of the Indian College of Critical Care Medicine is offered by the Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine (ISCCM). 

Eligibility criteria 

  • The candidate must be a life member of ISCCM for at least the past 5 years.
  • The candidate Should have a post-graduate qualification in anesthesia, chest, medicine, surgery, pediatric or pulmonary.
  • The candidate must be spending at least 50% of his/her practice time in critical care patient management.
  • The candidate must have practiced critical care medicine in India for at least 10 years after his/her post-graduation.
  • The candidate should have a good research and publication work profile.
  • The candidate’s involvement in national and local community activities demonstrates his/her outstanding dedication/leadership in the practice and training of critical medical care.

Fraternity recognition

Below are some of the national and international medical associations and societies that provide the required guidance and help to the students who want to pursue Critical Care Medicine.

  • Indian society of critical care medicine (ISCCM)
  • European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM)
  • The faculty of Intensive care medicine, UK
  • College of Intensive care medicine (CICM), Australia 
  • Neurocritical care society, USA

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