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Critical Care Medicine Fellowship

We offer an Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) accredited one or two-year stand-alone Critical Care Medicine Fellowship Program.

Overall Fellowship Educational Goal

The goal of Creighton University’s Critical Care Medicine Fellowship Program is to provide comprehensive clinical training and didactic education to create a strong foundation for a successful career in critical care medicine. The Fellowship program is designed to foster both the clinical and leadership skills necessary to optimize patient-centered outcomes through a collaborative, multidisciplinary approach to critical care medicine. The specific goals of the program are to:

  • Understand the physiology and pathophysiology of critical illness.
  • Comprehensively evaluate and manage the critically ill patient.
  • Develop the procedural skills necessary for the care of the critically ill.
  • Understand the administrative aspects of Intensive Care Unit management.
  • Understand ethical and legal aspects of Critical Care.

Our Mission

The teaching faculty of Creighton University’s Critical Care Medicine Fellowship Program are united by their unwavering commitment to respect in the face of diversity, interprofessional collaboration, life-long scholarship, and compassion for those who are suffering. These values ensure a training program that is learner-focused, is academically rigorous, prioritizes well-being and sense of purpose without sacrificing education, and allows recruitment of trainees with the highest moral character.


Our AIMS We strive to provide a nurturing environment that facilitates a rigorous curriculum that allows fellows to become board-certified intensivists who are also:

  • Expert clinicians who are recognized by their peers for excellence in the cognitive and technical dimensions of critical care medicine. Graduating fellows will exceed procedural minimums by 20% and will score in the top 25% on critical care medicine in-service exams.
  • Committed academicians who understand that one responsibility of physicians is to contribute to the field of critical care medicine through participation in scholarly activity. Each fellow will, by the time of graduation, complete one scholarly activity (publishing a peer-reviewed manuscript, presenting an evidence-based conference, or creating enduring curriculum).
  • Leaders in critical care medicine professional societies. Each fellow will attend at least one professional society meeting during their training.
  • Transformative doctors who promote health and improve patient outcomes through structured quality improvement (QI) and patient safety (PS) activities. Each fellow will graduate having participated in a mentored QI/PS project designed to align with institutional goals of providing high-value care and/or improving patient safety.
  • Practitioners of Ignatian values given that critical illness frequently leads to end of life care wherein the Jesuit value Cura Personalis is of the utmost importance. Graduating fellows will complete structured palliative care training and achieve an “Independent” proficiency evaluation in this area.

Application Process

We accept applications through the online Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).  

For more information, please see our application process.

Contact Us

Program Director

Adam Highley, MD

Adam Highley, MD
Assistant Professor
Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine Division




Program Coordinator

Saffron Quarve

Saffron Quarve
Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship Coordinator
7710 Mercy Road, Suite 401
Omaha, NE 68124
Phone: 402-280-4119

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