APP Critical Care Fellowship
"I decided to pursue an APP Fellowship to gain additional critical care experience, explore new areas of critical care and to ease my transition into practice as a new graduate. In addition, I was seeking procedural experience and wanted to learn and grow as a provider in a supportive environment. I thought MCW would be a great place for me to start out my career as a critical care APP because it is an academic medical center & quaternary care facility with five specialty ICUs and level 1 trauma designation. I also went to school at Marquette and was hoping to stay in the Milwaukee area after graduation."
Keighla Mueller, MSN, APNP, ACNPC-AG, CCRN
"I wanted to gain confidence and critical care skills in an intensive, supportive environment where I would be exposed to diverse patient populations and practice styles. I was drawn to Froedtert Hospital which, as a level one trauma center with five intensive care units, serves some of the most complex patients in and around Wisconsin. It is also a very APP-focused institution. The APP fellowship was instrumental in shaping my practice; it gave me confidence as a critical care provider, experience with varied patient populations, and skills for working on complex, multidisciplinary teams."
Laura Mark, PA-C, mph
Program Statistics & Outcomes
Critical Care Fellowship FAQs
- All rotations have an identified lead preceptor and additional preceptors per rotation to provide a well-rounded and consistent experience. Many of the preceptors have extensive critical care experience exceeding 7 years, and at minimum 1 year of practice in their current ICU role.
- The program engages over 8 clinical Departments, more than 40 preceptors, and involves past fellowship graduates who currently practice at MCW.
- Candidates have the opportunity to meet with a diverse representation of the fellowship team including the APP & MD program director, Education Coordinator, Lead Preceptors, Current APP Fellows, and HR recruitment.
- Candidates will be asked questions regarding their clinical experience, professionalism, communication and team work, and interest in a fellowship program. Candidates will have the opportunity to ask all questions they may have regarding the program.
- A tour is offered of the clinical rotation sites, professional offices, general campus, and recommendations for a self-led Milwaukee tour.