Critical Care Medicine Faculty Highlight: Dr. Todd Rice

May 15, 2019 by Kristin Crowe

Faculty Highlight

Todd W. Rice, MD, MSc, FCCP
Todd Rice, MD, FCCP

Dr. Todd Rice

Critical Care Medicine

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How many times (or for how many years) have you served on the faculty for CHEST Board Review?

This will be the second year that I have served as faculty for the CHEST board review. Last year was the first year I served as faculty, and it went well overall. So this will be the second consecutive year I am serving as faculty.

What about CHEST Board Review made you want to be a faculty member for this course?

I think being faculty for the CHEST Board Review is an excellent opportunity to help other intensivists take better care of patients. There is so much information available these days that figuring out what is important and what should change practice is difficult. Getting a number of intensivists together to discuss the key concepts is important to understanding the literature and new information. In addition, the reputation of the CHEST Board Review courses is outstanding, second to none. And the invitation to be a part, teach in my areas of expertise, but also learn in areas outside of my expertise was just an opportunity that I couldn’t pass up.

Why do you think this course is valuable to those who are taking their boards and to those who just want a review of the content to better improve their patient care?

This course brings together international experts in a number of different critical care fields. It represents experts teaching their expertise. And not just any expert, experts who are also clinicians, and take care of patients. This trait is important because it confers clinical practice knowledge in addition to the content expertise, which allows the faculty to distill the information into key concepts (pertinent for board exams) and general clinical information, important to practicing intensivists.

The format, which combines both didactic learning with smaller group learning, is also an invaluable asset of the course. Smaller group learning allows for more individualized instruction, in a less formal environment, with less intimidation to ask questions. In addition, the educational content can be better shaped to meet the learners’ individual needs.

What key objectives do you hope participants will get out of it?

There are a number of key objectives I think participants will get out of the course: Big key concepts in the care of critically ill patients (most testable concepts for boards); new, cutting edge information that is pertinent to clinical practice; easily accessible resources for reference; and a strong foundation for continuing to advance their knowledge and improve the care of their critically ill patients.