Program Description

The Critical Care Medicine Fellowship at Mayo Clinic in Minnesota provides you with subspecialty training in the expert management of critically ill patients in an intensive care unit environment. You will also be trained in the management of emergencies outside of the hospital, including those that occur during transport of patients to an intensive care setting.

You will receive systematic instruction in:

  • Resuscitation of critically ill patients
  • Advanced cardiac and trauma life support
  • Clinical features and physiology of disease states that lead to acute, life-threatening illnesses
  • Pharmacology of therapeutic agents used in critical care medicine
  • Technical skills involved in monitoring, airway maintenance, mechanical ventilation, high-frequency ventilation and bronchoscopy
  • Theory and practical management of invasive and noninvasive monitoring systems
  • Trauma and acute critical pediatric conditions (including neonates)

The training program fulfills the requirements for training as stated by the American Board of Anesthesiology and is accredited by the Liaison Committee on Graduate Medical Education.

If you were trained in an Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) accredited anesthesiology residency program,you will be eligible to sit for the American Board of Anesthesiology's certifying examination in critical care upon completion of the fellowship.

Program History
The Critical Care Medicine Fellowship began in 1976, and since that time more than 61 physicians have completed training. It is anticipated that two to seven fellows will complete training in this program annually.