Critical Care Fellowship
The Department of Anesthesiology’s fellowship in critical care medicine is fully accredited by the ACGME. Following successful completion the fellow is eligible to take the subspecialty examination in critical care medicine offered by the American Board of Anesthesiology. The duration of the program is one year. Each candidate must have successfully completed an anesthesiology residency in the United States in order to be eligible for this fellowship.
The fellow will rotate for 6 months in the two University surgical critical care units (trauma, transplant, vascular, neurosurgical, and general surgery), 2 months in the Memorial surgical critical care unit (mixed medical and surgical), one month in the medical intensive care unit, two weeks in the eICU and two weeks of late call. In addition, the fellow will have two months of elective rotations (cardiology, radiology, pediatric critical care unit, echocardiography, etc.).
The Department of Anesthesiology is a medium-sized department with a passionate commitment to education of our fellows. We accept one or two critical care fellows each year. In the ICU, trainees include the fellows, anesthesiology residents and residents from the departments of surgery and emergency medicine. Each fellow is assured personalized and in-depth clinical training.
The University campus is the home base for the department. The range of surgical cases on the University campus includes cardiac and vascular surgery; thoracic surgery; neurosurgery; pediatric surgery; orthopedic surgery; surgical oncology; laparoscopic surgery; liver, kidney, and pancreas transplantation; and major trauma. The University campus has several critical care units devoted to the care of adults and children.
UMass has a very active critical care community and all the units whether surgical, medical, or pediatrics are under one umbrella committee, the critical care operation committee, CCOC. The president of the CCOC is Richard Irwin, MD, a nationally and internationally renowned intensivist and pulmonologist. In addition to the traditional units, UMass critical care community is fortunate to have an extensive telemedicine network (eICU) linking all the medical center critical care beds and several other community hospital critical care beds to a control center staffed by critical care team and lead by an intensivist 24/7. Our fellows will have a unique opportunity to interact with the eICU on a daily basis and will also be rotating in the eICU control center for two weeks.
Our faculty are extremely proud of our fellowship program and of our track record of providing superbly trained intensivists. We encourage you to inquire about joining us.
Anesthesiology Critical Care Medicine Fellowship
Department of Anesthesiology
UMass Memorial Medical Center
55 Lake Avenue North
Worcester, MA 01655
Program Director: Khaldoun Faris, MD (email@example.com)
Fellowship Coordinator: Lisa Nicholson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Positions: 2 per year
Please click here to download a fellowship application form.