The application deadline for the May 2021 start date is September 15, 2020. Around two weeks following the deadline, a limited number of highly qualified applicants may be offered interviews on October 27th and 28th, 2020. At this time, the progam will not be offering early acceptance prior to the application deadline.
**IMPROTANT NEW INFORMATION, UPDATED 8/18/20**
For this admission cycle owing to the difficulties experienced by some candidates attempting to take the exam, the GRE requirement will be waived. However if you have taken the exam, please submit your scores for consideration. We also want to announce a change in our usual interview structure for this cycle only. While in-person interviews are encouraged, we understand the logistical problems associated with travelling at this time. Hence, every interview will have the option to be done remotely (via Zoom or similar) if candidates wish.
Critical care experience should include a minimum of one year of full-time clinical experience (2,080 hours) within the two years prior to application. These hours exclude time spent in orientation or work performed in a supervisory role. Patient care must be direct and involve the application of critical thinking skills, independent decision-making, working with vasoactive drugs, ventilators, invasive monitors (e.g. pulmonary artery catheters), interpretation of electrocardiographic data, hemodynamic waveforms, and laboratory values (e.g. arterial blood gases, serum electrolytes). Other valuable experience could include active participation in codes, acute airway management, administration of sedatives and nondepolarizing muscle relaxants.
Appropriate critical care experiences include:
Experience that does not apply includes:
Selection will be based on the applicant's qualifications including: prior success in undergraduate and graduate studies, recency of courses taken, scholarly accomplishment, communication skills, additional certifications (e.g. CCRN), intellectual curiosity, communication skills, and potential for professional growth. Meeting minimum requirements for admission does not guarantee acceptance for an interview or enrollment into the competitive graduate program.