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Critical Care Fellowship

Anesthesiology Critical Care Medicine Fellowship 

The program is co-sponsored by the Departments of Anesthesiology and Emergency Medicine.  This is a 2-year ACGME accredited fellowship that will provide training in multispecialty critical care and prepare graduates for board certification through the combined American Board of Anesthesiology and American Board of Emergency Medicine pathway.

The curriculum is designed to compliment core Emergency Medicine residency education and prepare graduates to work in a variety of critical care settings.  Education includes training in five subspecialty critical care units: Medical, Surgical/Trauma, Cardiothoracic, Neurology/Neurosurgery, and Burn.  Educators include board-certified intensivists from the Departments of Anesthesiology, Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, General Surgery, and Neurosurgery.  The curriculum also includes dedicated rotations in critical care point-of-care ultrasound and echocardiography (TTE and TEE) and clinical research.  Elective rotations include bronchoscopy, critical care nutrition, palliative care, resuscitation, and numerous others. Fellows will be provided elective time to customize their training and subspecialty expertise.

The fellowship participates in the San Francisco Match Program and is currently accepting applications for the July 2019 – June 2021 cycle. 

Further information: Jason C. Brainard, MD (Program Director)
Program website

 Ultrasound Monthly Schedule

Ultrasound Monthly Schedule
Week 1

Topics Lung Reading: Pleural, Thoracic and Airway ultrasound
  Airway   Volume 1 Chapter 4 Lung
      Phillips: POCUS for Airway
Week 2

Topics Vascular/Fluid Responsiveness Reading: Vascular and Advanced hemodynamic assessment ultrasound
  Aorta   Volume 1 Chapter 3 Aorta
  IVC   Volume 2 Chapter 12 DVT
  DVT   Volume 1 Chapter 12 Fluid Responsiveness
Week 3


Topics Abdomen Reading: Abdominal Ultrasound and Echocardiography
  Fast   Volume 1 Chapter 1 FAST/EFAST
  Renal   Volume 2 Chapter 14 SBO
  Bladder Volume   Volume 1 Chapter 2 Basic Cardiac
  SBO   Volume 2 Chapter 1 Echocardiographic Assessment of Cardiac Output and EF
  Echocardiography   Volume 2 Chapter 2 Right Heart
      Volume 2 Chapter 3 Diastology
Week 4


Topics Procedures Reading: Advanced procedural ultrasound and Administration
  PIV   Volume 2 Chapter 9 Procedures
  Administration   Volume 2 Chapter 8 PIV
      Volume 2 Chapter 19 Administration