Anesthesiology Critical Care Fellowship
The Anesthesiology Critical Care Fellowship is a twelve-month fellowship, becoming ACGME approved, starting in July 2023. Fellows will acquire expertise in managing complex critical care conditions and communication skills with patients, families, and other specialty consultants, including end-of-life discussions.
The Anesthesiology Critical Care Fellowship program is an essential addition to the Pulmonary Critical Care Fellowship and Surgical Critical Care. This fellowship program allows us to train in critical care medicine at our institutions. Fellows with various backgrounds will rotate through different ICUs gaining multidisciplinary experience and expertise in treating surgical, complex medical, neurologic, and cardiovascular patients. The fellowship will add more layers of trainees to the teams taking care of critical care patients, offering collaborative training to enhance fellows' and patients' satisfaction.
Training will be primarily at the M Health Fairview University of Minnesota Medical Center, mainly in CVICU, but also in SICU, NSICU, and MICU. The M Health Fairview Southdale rotation will train fellows in Tele-ICU and community mixed ICU hospital competence.
We are thrilled to announce the Anesthesiology Critical Care Medicine Fellowship at the University of Minnesota. Fellows in our program will acquire expertise in managing complex critical care conditions among a diverse patient population and communication skills with patients, families, and other consultants.
Our fellowship provides a wide breadth of experience, including rotations in our CVICU, caring for some of the highest acuity patients in the area with extensive exposure to patients requiring VAD’s and ECMO. Additionally, fellows will have experience caring for patients in a community ICU with exposure to tele-ICU management. After completing this program, they will be well prepared to work in any ICU.
This new fellowship program allows us to train in anesthesiology critical care medicine at the University of Minnesota. Fellows with various backgrounds will rotate through different ICUs gaining multidisciplinary experience and expertise in treating surgical, complex medical, neurologic, and cardiovascular patients.
- Dr. Monica Lupei, Program Director
As per ACGME requirements effective July 1, 2016, applicants for the fellowship must have successfully completed an ACGME accredited residency in anesthesiology or RCPSC/CFPC (Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada/College of Family Physicians of Canada) accredited training in Canada. In rare cases, an “exceptionally qualified applicant” who has not completed an accredited residency may be considered after assessment by the program director and fellowship selection committee of the applicant’s suitability to enter the program, based on the following:
- Prior training and review of the summative evaluations of training in the core specialty
- Review and approval of the applicant’s exceptional qualifications by the GMEC or a subcommittee of the GMEC
- Satisfactory completion of the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) Steps 1, 2, and, if the applicant is eligible, 3
- For an international graduate, verification of Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) certification
The University of Minnesota Anesthesiology Critical Care Fellowship Program participates in the centralized Anesthesiology Critical Care Fellowship Match, organized by SF Match Fellowship Matching Services. All applicants must apply through SF Match. You can visit sfmatch.org for more information and to register as an applicant.
The following documents need to be submitted to the SF Match Centralized Application Service:
- Centralized Application Service (CAS) Application for Anesthesiology Critical Care fellowships provided at the SF Match website
- Three (3) letters of recommendation to SF Match
- Distribution list of programs
- Registration payment and fees
The fellowship selection committee will select from among eligible applicants based on their educational preparedness, ability, aptitude, academic credentials, communication skills and personal qualities such as motivation and integrity.