Fellowship | Critical Care Medicine

Critical Care Medicine


The Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Kentucky offers a one year fellowship in Critical Care Medicine.  In April 2010, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) gave the program a three-year accreditation (the maximum number of years for initial accreditation).
Anesthesiology critical care medicine is a subspecialty of anesthesiology devoted to the acute care of critically-ill patients with multiple organ system derangements.  The fellowship consists of 12 months of full-time training beginning after satisfactory completion of a core anesthesiology residency program.  Anesthesiology critical care medicine fellows will spend ten months of training in the care of critically-ill patients in the intensive care units with the remaining time spent in research activities relevant to critical care or other elective rotations appropriate for critical care medicine fellows.  The program is structured to provide optimal patient care while providing the fellow the opportunity to develop skills in clinical care and judgment, teaching, administration, and research.  The University of Kentucky offers an in-depth and diverse exposure to a wide variety of clinical training in settings involving adult and pediatric patients necessary for the development of broad clinical skills required for a sub specialist in critical care medicine.

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Critical Care Medicine Didactics

Multiple didactic opportunities specific for critical care fellowship education occur regularly including multidisciplinary conferences for anesthesiology critical care medicine fellows.

Examples of didactics program include but are not limited to:

  • General Competencies Conference-Attend weekly and present every three months
  • Journal Club-Attend once a month; Lead the meeting and present every three months
  • Multidisciplinary combined Pulmonary/Critical Care Conferences-Weekly
  • Opportunity to attend and present if appropriate at the multidisciplinary Center for Clinical and Translational Science Conference-Spring

Additional educational opportunities include but are not limited to:

  • Monthly Critical Care Didactic Series for Anesthesiology Residents on critical care rotations
  • Core Program Morning Didactics that are Critical Care Relevant
  • Multidisciplinary Research Conferences-One to two times per month

Critical Care Medicine Clinical Experience

The University of Kentucky Department of Anesthesiology Critical Care Medicine Fellowship is a one year educational experience. Fellows will spend the majority of their time in the anesthesiology based settings (Neurosurgical Critical Care and Cardiothoracic Surgery Critical Care) and complete rotations in Medical Critical Care, Cardiac Critical Care, Pediatric Critical Care and Trauma Critical Care. In addition, the fellow will select from a variety of electives which include Nephrology, Transesophageal Echocardiography, Echocardiography, Hepatology, Nutrition Critical Care, Pulmonary Medicine, Infectious Disease, Transfusion Medicine and Critical Care Research. The overarching goal of the fellowship is to train individuals to become an intensivist capable of caring for all types of critically-ill patients. In all clinical experiences, there are faculty members qualified to provide adequate supervision of the fellow at all times.

Critical Care Medicine Application Process

Applications for the 2017-2018 academic year will be accepted from 11/1/2016 to 04/01/2017. Interviews will be conducted from 12/01/2016 to 04/30/2017.

Applications are to be submitted through the SF Match CAS. In addition to the CAS and letters of recommendation requested through SF Match, please submit the following by email, regular mail, or fax to the address at the bottom of the page:

  • Current Curriculum Vitae (listed out by month and year)
  • Personal Statement
  • Copy of Medical School Diploma
  • Deans Letter
  • Medical School Transcripts
  • USMLE/COMLEX Transcripts (certified)
  • ABA/ASA In Training Examination Scores
  • Three Letters of Recommendation (Including one from current Program Director and Chairman)
  • ECFMG Certificate (if applicable)
  • Copy of Prior Residency/Fellowship Completion Certificate (when available)

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