Critical Foundation: A framework for foundation doctors to gain exposure to Critical Care

25 September 2019

The FICM are please to announce the launch of Critical Foundation : A framework for foundation doctors to gain exposure to critical care medicine. 

This document is intended to provide a repository of ideas and information to support Foundation doctors working in or gaining exposure to critical care. In addition, it can provide information for making a business case or application for new posts to managers, Heads of School or Directors of Medical Education.The educational opportunities offered in acute care, the supervision provided and the chance to work closely with consultants make the posts popular and valued by Foundation doctors. This is a unique opportunity to showcase our specialty at a time when trainees are making vital career decisions.

The intention is to illustrate ways in which intensive care units can support and encourage more newly qualified doctors to get exposure to ICM and develop their skills to assist in looking after ward patients.