Christopher D. Newman, PA-C, received the “Fellow of the American College of Critical Care Medicine” award recently at the annual Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) congress.
Newman is only the 12th Physician Assistant to be named a Fellow, and this award is a testament to his hard work and dedication in the field of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine during his career. Below are a few of the criteria that he fulfilled to be named a fellow.
Be an active member of the SCCM for at least two years immediately prior to application.
Be licensed (if license available) to practice in a healthcare category in the U.S. or Canada. If you are applying as a physician member, then you must be U.S. board certified.
Have a certificate of special competence in critical care or its equivalency, as determined by the category of your application. Physician and nurse candidates, please see the detailed criteria in your application.
Have devoted at least 50 percent of time to critical care in practice, research, administration, or teaching for at least two years prior to applying to ACCM.
Be able to demonstrate a collaborative model of critical care, in which the efforts of several disciplines are coordinated to provide optimal patient care.
Have made significant contributions to the perception, delivery, or management of the critically ill in the three areas of Program Development, Scholarly Contributions, and Leadership.
Be sponsored by two individuals, at least one of whom is an active ACCM Fellow, who can substantiate the professional history and outstanding merit of the applicant, with particular emphasis on areas of demonstrated excellence and leadership in a collaborative model of critical care.
A minimum of five to seven years of critical care activity after completion of training is usually required to meet the leadership criteria set by the ACCM.