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Critical Care Medicine: Anesthesiology Fellowship

The Section of Critical Care Medicine DHMC provides two ACGME fully accredited fellowship programs. One is specifically designed for physicians who are board eligible/certified (BC/BE) in anesthesiology, and the other for those BC/BE in internal medicine.

In addition, we work closely with the Section of Pulmonary Medicine to provide critical care medicine training for pulmonary/critical care medicine fellows. We also provide opportunities for individuals who are BC/BE in general surgery to obtain critical care certification from the American Board of Surgery.

Education

The Critical Care Fellowship is designed to foster both the clinical and the leadership skills necessary to develop and promote a multi-disciplinary approach to Critical Care Medicine. The specific goals of the program are to:

  • Understand the physiology and pathophysiology of critical illness
  • Evaluate and manage the critically ill patient
  • Develop the procedural skills necessary for the care of the critically ill
  • Understand the administrative aspects of Intensive Care Unit management
  • Understand ethical and legal aspects of Critical Care
  • Understand research design and data interpretation

We have been very successful in recruiting highly qualified fellows to our program and since 1996 have graduated 31 fellows. Concurrent with increased clinical activity, the fellowship educational program has developed and expanded over the years. Our fellows have successfully collaborated on research projects with close mentoring from our faculty as well as have received training in transesophageal echocardiography.

Looking Forward

The Critical Care Fellowship program continues to grow and looks to further strengthening our educational, clinical, and research over the next several years.

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