Critical Care Medicine fellowship

Critical Care Medicine Fellowship 

The Anesthesia Critical Care Medicine fellowship program provides training to physicians who have completed residency training in Anesthesia. The Division of Critical Care Medicine is home to faculty from numerous disciplines including anesthesiology, pulmonary, nephrology, emergency medicine, and trauma and acute care surgery. The diversity of the faculty helps to strengthen the teaching program and to provide fellows with exposure to broad-based approaches to the management of critically ill patients in both medical and surgical ICU settings. The fellowship is fully accredited by the ACGME for special qualifications certification by the American Board of Anesthesiology.

Fellows rotate through the Intensive Care Units at UCSF hospitals including UCSF Medical Center Moffitt-Long Hospital, and Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center, and participate in the care of all medical and surgical patients in the Intensive Care Units.

During their training, fellows become familiar with techniques of hemodynamic monitoring, circulatory support, and ventilatory management of critically ill patients, and become consultants in the comprehensive care of patients with multisystem organ failure.

Additional elective experiences are available to all fellows in a wide variety of medical subspecialties, including Cardiology, Echocardiography, Pulmonary Medicine, Renal Disease, Palliative Care, Interventional Radiology, and Infectious Disease.

Fellows are responsible for supervising and teaching residents and giving didactic seminars during our core lecture series, grand rounds, and Morbidity and Mortality conferences. They also assist with patient triage and patient transfer gaining critical experience in systems-level ICU care.

A wide variety of research and quality improvement experiences are available, and a second year of clinical or research experience may be arranged depending upon educational needs and funding availability.

Applicants are asked to submit the following items: 

1. Current CV 
2. Copy of Dean's letter 
3. Copy of medical school transcript 
4. Three original letters of recommendation 
5. Copies of either USMLE (part I and II) or FLEX examination scores 
6. Copies of ITE (In Training Exam) scores 
7. Common Application for Anesthesia Critical Care Medicine

Starting with this academic year, we will be participating in a computerized match via SF Match.

  • Completed applications are due by April 30, 2017 for a July 1 start the following year.
  • Information about the terms, conditions and benefits of an appointment at UCSF are here.
  • A sample contract letter is here.

Please don’t hesitate to reach out to learn more about our program.

Kevin Thornton, M.D.
Program Director

Anne Donovan, M.D.
Associate Program Director

Please Visit the Critical Care Website