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Mission and Values

Mission Statement

The St. Joseph's Medical Center Critical Care Fellowship Program will train physicians in Critical Care who will safely and competently provide the highest quality care for the medically underserved, underinsured, and culturally diverse communities of San Joaquin County. The Critical Care Fellowship Program will enhance the quality of healthcare in our community by fostering excellence and professionalism.

Program Aims

  1. Education and Mentorship: Fellows rotate through various types of ICUs, such as medical, surgical, trauma, cardiac, and neurocritical care units, gaining exposure to a wide range of critically ill patients. Fellow interact with Cardiology, Nephrology, Gastroenterology, Infectious Disease, General Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Emergency Medicine faculties to share knowledge and experience and educate fellows. We assign mentor for each fellow. 

  2. Research and Quality Improvement: Encourage fellows to conduct research projects, case studies, and scholarly activities to advance the field of critical care medicine. Also train fellows in strategies to enhance patient safety and quality of care with rotation in St Joseph Medical Center and San Joaquin General Hospital.

  3. Multidisciplinary Collaboration: actively encourage fellows to lead the multidisciplinary team in ICU which consist of ICU attending, fellow, interns, senior resident, nurse, respiratory therapist, dietitian, case manager, social worker and pharmacist to optimize patient outcomes in the critical care setting. 

  4. Clinical Excellence: train fellows in advanced procedures such as intubation, central Lines, chest tubes, mechanical ventilation and hemodynamic monitoring by providing several Hand-on courses and ultrasound training. Educating them on the latest evidence based practice in critical care by grating them access to Uptodate, journal of medicine, latest studies and board reviews to prepare them for board certification in critical care medicine.