Whilst other medical specialties deal exclusively with specific organs or body systems, ICM encompasses the entire spectrum of medical and surgical pathology.
An ICM doctor is able to provide advanced organ support during critical illness and is responsible for coordinating the care of patients on the ICU.
ICM is high tech, lifesaving care that underpins and interacts with all other areas of the hospital.
Below are career stories reflecting on various aspects of working in ICM
Dr Goodall has written an overview of how to sustain a career as an intensivist over 60
Dr Jagannathan is an ICM Consultant in the North East
Remote & rural working
Dr Gibbs discusses the benefits of working in a DGH
Dr Duffy, considers the day to day of an intesivist in rural Scotland