Call for Applications The 20th Scandinavian Training Program in Intensive Care Medicine

The main purpose of the program is to prepare future senior intensive care specialists and ICU directors for their ever more complicated tasks.

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The Scandinavian Society of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine (SSAI) arranges an advanced training program in Intensive Care Medicine for doctors working in Nordic hospitals. The main purpose of the program is to prepare future senior intensive care specialists and ICU directors for their ever more complicated tasks. Working in groups and building networks with Nordic colleagues is an essential part of the program.

  • The former entry requirement to have passed the part one examination of the European Diploma in Intensive Care Medicine (EDIC 1) is now lifted to facilitate recruitment to the program.
  • Still, EDIC 1 holders will be given priority if a selection between applicants is needed.
  • Accepted delegates will be encouraged to take the EDIC 1 during the two year program to strengthen their base for problem-oriented presentations, case discussions, hot topics, pro – con debates etc.
  • An academic approach, based on Nordic intensive care medicine, will be applied to all topics.
  • Selected ICU projects must be presented at a future SSAI congress.
  • The training period is 2 years, starting January 2022 including any necessary (post)pandemic adaptation.
  • The number of delegates in the program is limited to 30.
  • If less than 15 applicants qualify, the program may be postponed for one year.
Applications should include the following:
  1. The application form completed and signed by the applicant and the head of department.
  2. Curriculum vitae.
  3. Personal letter informing about the applicant’s motivation and expectations from the program.
  4. Letter of recommendation from a superior documenting the applicant’s interest in and commitment to intensive care medicine.
  5. Suggested clinical rotation in different ICUs during the two-years training period.
  6. ICU project proposal including an academic tutor. Define topic/title and design the project (background info, aim, hypothesis, methods and timetable (250-500 words plus references).
  7. Proof of membership of a national body within the SSAI.
  8. A picture. A recent electronic picture of the applicant.
For further information see www.SSAI.info

Applications with attachments should be addressed to the director of the program, Associate Professor Christian Rylander, and sent by e-mail to Katja Andersson at Katja.Andersson@surgsci.uu.se before September 1, 2021.