Critical Care Fellowship

Critical Care Fellowship

This Critical Care Fellowship offers extensive didactic coursework including more than 25 classes, taught by experienced clinical mentors, on topics such as oxygen transport, artificial airways, arterial blood gases, lab values, pharmacology, mechanical ventilation, mechanical circulatory devices and electrocardiogram (EKG). Fellows also attend a multi-day course on transplant foundations provided here at Houston Methodist Hospital. Grand rounds are offered by multiple service lines. Additional learning opportunities are available through the hospital’s extensive in-house educational offerings.

The fellow rotates through five different ICUs with a clinical mentor assigned to each rotation. Fellowship clinical mentors are highly qualified, with extensive experience in teaching, research and patient care in the ICUs. One-on-one mentoring is provided throughout the program with intensity moving along a continuum from heavy (at the beginning of each rotation) to minimal (near the end of the rotation), allowing the fellow to become more independent in applying new knowledge and skills into patient care. The fellow is mentored at least four hours each week or a minimum of 190 hours during the course of the program.

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To be considered for admission to the Houston Methodist Hospital Critical Care Physical Therapy Fellowship, applicants must fulfill certain requirements. Qualifications include the following:

  • Current licensure in good standing or eligibility for licensure as a physical therapist (PT) in the state of Texas — eligibility for licensure in Texas is required for application, but an active Texas PT license is required prior to the start date
  • Minimum of two years of experience in direct patient care in an acute care hospital over the last three years
  • Must have either completed an ABPTRFE-accredited residency program OR be an ABPTS-certified specialist
  • Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) certification
  • Current American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) membership
  • Meet criteria for employment at Houston Methodist Hospital
  • Demonstrate characteristics of a team player with high standards of professional behavior
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

How To Apply:

Application is made through the Residency and Fellowship Physical Therapy Central Application System (RFPTCAS). Applications are accepted throughout the year, for a January start date but all documentation must be submitted to RF-PTCAS by August 31.

Contact Information:

Please contact us for additional information
Judith Ragsdale, PT
Critical Care Fellowship Program Director
Houston Methodist Hospital
6565 Fannin St, M1-024,
Houston, TX 77030
[email protected]

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    Aug 17, 2021

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