Curriculum

J SimmonsThe comprehensive 24-month curriculum has been designed to provide fellows the most broad exposure to multidisciplinary critical care. The program was approved by the American Board of Anesthesiology to qualify graduates for board certification in the Anesthesiology Critical Care pathway through the American Board of Emergency Medicine.

The curriculum is arranged in 13 4-week blocks each year.

Year 1 (13 blocks) Number of Weeks
Surgical Critical Care 12 weeks
Cardiothoracic Critical Care (surgical) 4 weeks
Neurological Critical Care (surgical) 8 weeks
Medical Critical Care 8 weeks
Trauma Surgery/Surgical Airway Management (tracheostomy) 4 weeks
Cardiothoracic Surgery or Cardiac Anesthesiology 3 weeks
Fiberoptic Bronchoscopy and Chest Procedures 3 weeks
Burn Unit 4 weeks
Clinical Electives/Research 3 weeks
Vacation 3 weeks


Year 2 (13 blocks) Number of Weeks
Surgical Critical Care 12 weeks
Cardiothoracic Critical Care (surgical) 8 weeks
Neurological Critical Care (surgical) 4 weeks
Medical Critical Care 8 weeks
Cardiac Critical Care 3 weeks
Critical Care Selective (SNICU, MICU, PICU) 4 weeks
Clinical Electives/Research 10 weeks
Vacation 3 weeks

roomAvailable Clinical Electives (not exclusive):

  • Advanced echocardiography (including transthoracic echocardiography)
  • Advanced inpatient trauma care
  • Extracorporeal life support (ECMO)
  • Nutrition
  • Pediatric critical care
  • Pharmacology (with clinical pharmacists)
  • Renal and hemodialysis medicine
  • Rehabilitation medicine
  • Transplant medicine (solid organ/bone marrow)
  • Research
  • Other rotations at discretion of program director

Fellows will participate in clinical and call activities in accordance with the ICU to which they are assigned. Fellows will have a co-supervisory role with residents and medical students assigned to ICUs in which they are rotating, and are expected to participate in resident and medical student teaching activities.

Fellows will be evaluated monthly by their supervising faculty using an online evaluation tool, and biannual summative evaluations with the program director will review ongoing progress toward preparation for independent critical care practice.

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