Advanced training for physicians
Great emphasis is placed on advanced training in the Department of Intensive Care Medicine. It consists of three sections:
- Advanced training in everyday clinical practice through close cooperation between senior physician and assistant physician
- Theoretical further training with courses that are run every day
- Monitoring of advanced training through formal assessment and appropriate feedback (workplace-based assessment)
In the Department of Intensive Care Medicine, we provide advanced training for physicians to qualify as Specialist Physicians in Intensive Care Medicine. We employ 8 - 9 assistant physicians in internal departmental positions. There are also possibilities for assistant physicians from other departments to undergo further training in the field of intensive care medicine in a clinical rotation (6 or 12 months).
Our curriculum is primarily based on interactive advanced training at the patient's bedside. This is complemented by compulsory structured theoretical advanced training. The fccs (= fundamental critical care support) course provides a brief and concise introduction to essential aspects of an acutely critically ill adult.
Advanced training is monitored and documented by means of a logbook. The objective is to achieve the qualification of Specialist Physician (FMH) in Intensive Care Medicine.
Please contact Björn Zante, MD, Head of Training for Physicians, for further information.
- Faculty of Medicine, University of Bern
- Schweizerische Gesellschaft für Intensivmedizin (SGI)
- Swiss Medical Association (FMH)
- Schweizerisches Institut für ärztliche Weiter- und Fortbildung (SIWF)
- Verband Schweizerischer Assistenz- und Oberärztinnen und -ärzte (VSAO)
- European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM)
- Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM)
- International Symposium on Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine (ISICEM)
- International Competency Based Training programme in Intensive Care Medicine (CoBaTrICE)