Anesthesia Critical Care Fellowship
The fellowship in Anesthesia Critical Care at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) is an organized program of rotations and educational experiences, both mandatory and elective, designed to provide each fellow with the opportunity to fulfill the educational requirements of the American Board of Anesthesiology subspecialty requirements for subspecialty certification in critical care and achieve competence in the specialty. The fellowship in critical care is based in the surgical Intensive Care Unit (SICU) at Mass General. The Mass General SICU is a 20-bed ICU that admits a wide variety of surgical patients, including postoperative vascular, thoracic, orthopedic, general surgery and trauma patients, as well as complex surgical patients transferred from other hospitals. In addition, medical and obstetric patients can also be admitted. The SICU is run with an “open” model of collaboration among all the services involved. The critical care service has full responsibility of the care of each patient, which is carried out by an anesthesia or surgical resident who is directly supervised by the critical care fellow, who is in turn supervised by a dedicated critical care attending.
The fellowship is a 12-month training period begun after successful completion of a residency in anesthesiology. The fellows take an active role in all aspects of the provision of surgical critical care including teaching, conducting rounds and participating in research projects. The goal of the fellowship is to prepare individuals for a career emphasizing the care of critically ill patients and the management of an ICU.
The goals are a reflection of the recommendations of the American Society of Anesthesiology (ABA), the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM), the Competency –Based Training in Intensive Care Medicine in Europe (CoBaTrICE), the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and expert opinion of the staff members of the MGH Division of Critical Care of the Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine. The goals and objectives are formatted to meet the core clinical competencies of the ACGME.
Goals and Objectives (PDF)
Critical Care Fellows Orientation Manual (PDF)
Burn Rotation Goals and Objectives (PDF)
Cardiac Surgical ICU Rotation for Critical Care Fellows (PDF)
RACU Goals and Objectives (PDF)