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The Critical Care Fellowship at Inspira Medical Center Vineland in New Jersey builds on medical school graduate and residency education to help clinicians develop the skills they need to become successful critical care specialists. Fellows who complete an accredited critical care fellowship are prepared for advanced patient care, academic or other specialized positions, along with board certification in critical care.

About the Vineland Critical Care Fellowship

The Critical Care Fellowship is a fully accredited program that provides extensive hands-on training for physicians who wish to become highly skilled critical care specialists. Successful candidates will develop the ability to provide high-quality care in an environment where positive outcomes are increasingly important.

In partnership with Cooper University Hospital and AtlantiCare Health System, the Critical Care Fellowship at Inspira offers a unique mix of university- and community-based training experiences. As a result, our fellows exit the program with a wealth of knowledge and talents that enable them to work as skilled intensivists in any type of health care system.

Message from the Program Director

Our fellowship program leverages the resources of multiple health care systems in the Southern New Jersey area to provide our fellows with a robust and well-rounded experience. Our graduates leave prepared to meet the critical care challenges of today and the future.”
Dr. Michael Bonk Critical Care Fellowship Program Director, Inspira Medical Center Vineland
Dr. Michael Bonk Critical Care Fellowship Program Director, Inspira Medical Center Vineland

Vineland Critical Care Fellowship Curriculum

The Critical Care Fellowship offers a robust curriculum and access to experienced, supportive faculty in convenient locations throughout South Jersey. Each specialty program includes weekly didactics, attending and guest lecturers, clinical experiences and sessions in our procedure labs and simulation center. 

Fellows will benefit from our broad-based critical care curriculum, which incorporates the latest advances in intensive care medicine, innovative technologies and a focus on patient safety. As part of a solid grounding in critical care medicine, fellows are trained in clinical patient management as well as all invasive and non-invasive diagnostic and therapeutic modalities, including bronchoscopy and point-of-care ultrasonography.  Clinical and educational experiences will also expose fellows to the latest advances in critical care medicine, such as mechanical circulatory support and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO).

Rotations in Clinical Practice

Our clinical curriculum includes Medical Intensive Care Unit, Cardiac Intensive Care Unit, Surgical Intensive Care Unit, Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit, Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit, Trauma Intensive Care Unit, Anesthesia, Echocardiography and Nephrology.

Fellows can also choose from a variety of elective rotations, which may include Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Mechanical Circulatory Support / Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO), Advanced Heart Failure, Echocardiography, Pulmonology, Interventional Pulmonology, Infectious Diseases, Nephrology, Neurology, Radiology, Point of Care Ultrasound (POCUS) and Quality Improvement and Research.

Longitudinal Experiences

In addition to a diverse didactic conference schedule, there are multiple longitudinal educational series which build upon prior knowledge to prepare fellows for independent practice.  These longitudinal experiences include POCUS, diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I), mechanical ventilation, research, simulation training, morbidity and mortality training, journal club, shock rounds and management rounds.

Inspira Committees

Fellows have the opportunity to participate and develop their leadership skills in several committees and Inspira-wide initiatives, including the Critical Care Committee, Code Blue Committee, Sepsis Committee, Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections (CAUDI) Committee, Central Line Associated Blood Stream Infections (CLABSI) Committee, Graduate Medical Education Committee, Wellness Committee, Antibiotic Stewardship Committee, Infection Control / Hand Hygiene Committee and Restraint Committee.

Schedule at a Glance

How to Apply

Prospective fellows must first complete the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) online application. Paper applications are no longer accepted. When applying, the following documentation is required:

  • Undergraduate and graduate medical training
  • An official medical school transcript
  • Program Director’s letter
  • Two to three letters of recommendation from individuals familiar with your clinical performance
  • Official United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE)
  • Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Examination (COMLEX) scores
  • A personal statement explaining your interest in critical care

Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS)

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