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.
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:
Additional educational opportunities include but are not limited to:
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.
Applications for the 2014-2015 academic year will be accepted from 7/1/2012 to 12/01/2013. Interviews will be conducted from 8/01/2012 to 02/01/2014.
Please use the following application: Critical Care Medicine Fellowship Application (click to open) you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader (Free Download) to view this form.