PICU Advice

  1. Hi all! I'm a new grad this may and ideally would like to be in a PICU setting. I've been offered an adult critical care fellowship (most likely CTICU) and haven't gotten a peds job yet, but it's very likely I can get a job on a general peds floor. So I'm wondering if I should do the fellowship then switch to peds or if I should start in peds and transfer to PICU down the line? I know I would learn a ton in the fellowship, I'm just not sure what to do. I love peds, but I also enjoy adults, help me decide!!
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  2. 6 Comments

  3. by   LadyFree28
    I would go for the adult critical care. One of my co workers went from ICU to PICU and still moonlights for adults.
  4. by   NotReady4PrimeTime
    Take the fellowship! All the learning you get from that will transfer very readily to PICU. You can pick up the peds pieces later.
  5. by   Julius Seizure
    I would chose based on this: hypothetically, if you never got to PICU and had to stay with the job you took forever, would you be happier in adult ICU or general peds? Either one can be a step to PICU....so take the path that will make you happier as you go. And, on the side, do what you can to prepare yourself, like get your PALS certification. Good luck!
  6. by   Esme12
    Take the critical care training....Fellowship!!!!!!
  7. by   wooh
    In this economy, whatever else, go for job in hand rather than the one in the bush.
  8. by   PRNketamine
    Absolutely take the fellowship!!!

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