SESSION TITLE: Education and Quality Improvement
SESSION TYPE: Original Investigation Poster
PRESENTED ON: Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM
PURPOSE: Despite an increasing demand, the shortage in Critical Care workforce is worsening. Meanwhile, while fellowships in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine (PCCM) are expanding, other Critical Care Medicine (CCM) programs are staggering. No good explanation exists for this contradictory trend, although its understanding may lead to a solution of the shortage. The fundamental difference between PCCM and CCM lies in the residency training of respective candidates. Therefore we tested the hypothesis that the nature of CCM determines its attractiveness to future candidates.