Critical Care Medicine Anesthesiology Fellowship
The Anesthesiology Critical Care Medicine (CCM) Fellowship program at Cedars-Sinai is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), which provides a comprehensive one-year training in CCM and transesophageal echocardiogram (TEE), leading to board eligibility in both CCM, through the American Board of Anesthesiology, and in TEE, through the National Board of Echocardiography.
The Cedars-Sinai Department of Anesthesiology has a history of commitment to education, research and state-of-the-art clinical practice. Cedars-Sinai is a national leader in heart disease management, cardiothoracic transplantation, a Level I trauma center and provides care for complex medical and surgical patients. Cedars-Sinai also serves as a referral center for other regional centers and internationally.
Our fellowship provides advanced training in critical care medicine through a variety of clinical exposure to critically ill surgical and medical patients. Teaching and mentorship are received from our diverse and dedicated faculty members in anesthesia, medicine, surgery and neurology. In particular, fellows will become proficient in the management of complex heart failure and cardiac surgical patients including those requiring mechanical circulatory support, ECMO and transplantation.
- Practice of the art of critical care medicine in a moral, ethical and professional manner worthy of Cedars-Sinai's model of lifelong professional excellence
- Promote the acquisition of new knowledge through clinical investigation and study
- Develop leadership and teaching skills required to manage an intensive care unit and multidisciplinary team
Educational Goals and Objectives
Specifically, fellows are required to achieve the following:
- Become an expert in delivery of comprehensive care to critically ill patients
- Perform bedside point-of-care ultrasound and basic echocardiography
- Become proficient in providing and coordinating multispecialty and interdisciplinary critical care delivery through exemplary communication and effective interaction with various disciplines
- Have a working knowledge of administration and management of an intensive care unit and its functions
- Become familiar with the basic components of, and issues pertaining to, clinical research
- Become certified in all of the following life support courses. (The Department of Anesthesiology will arrange and pay for all courses.)
- Basic Life Support
- Advanced Cardiac Life Support
- Advanced Trauma Life Support; expected by end of training
- Pediatric Advanced Life Support; expected by end of training
- Attain technical and procedural skill required to provide comprehensive care to the critically ill patient, including percutaneous tracheostomy, thoracentesis, chest tube placement and echocardiography
Training and Curriculum
Fellows gain experience in all facets of the Critical Care Medicine Anesthesiology Fellowship.
Learn about the rigorous Critical Care Medicine Anesthesiology Fellowship application process and view application instructions.
We are proud to name so many esteemed physicians and highly regarded researchers, all representing nearly every major medical discipline, as members of the Critical Care Medicine Anesthesiology Fellowship training program leadership and faculty.
Our current fellows are helping to shape the future of Critical Care Medicine Anesthesiology Fellowship through their commitment to patient care and unparalleled research.
Meet the past classes of graduates from the Critical Care Medicine Anesthesiology Fellowship.
Fellows have access to some of the best-equipped clinical and research facilities in the world.
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