Mayo Clinic critical care anesthesiology faculty and trainees in exam room

Clinical training

The program is one year in length. The year is divided into 13 four-week blocks with nine blocks of critical care training and four blocks of electives.

Rotation descriptions

Your critical care training is spent in a variety of critical settings, including surgical, medical, mixed medical-surgical ICU, infectious disease and nephrology critical care.

Electives may include:

  • ICU nutrition
  • Chest radiology
  • Trauma
  • Pediatric critical care
  • Neurological-neurosurgical critical care
  • Coronary care
  • Chronic ventilator dependency unit
  • Cardiovascular surgery
  • Infectious diseases
  • Echocardiography
  • Pulmonary Function Laboratory

Call frequency

We have a night float system in the ICU of three days on, three nights on and three days off. Other non-ICU rotations have home call. Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science follows the recommendations of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).


You may not moonlight due to ICU scheduling.

Research training

Your research opportunities at Mayo Clinic are outstanding. During the course of this fellowship, you will design and complete a research project under close mentorship from one of our clinician-researchers. Opportunities for both clinical studies and laboratory-based projects exist.

Didactic training

As an integral part of the fellowship, you participate in:

  • Clinical case conferences
  • Core curriculum lectures
  • Introductory lecture series
  • Journal clubs
  • Morbidity and mortality conferences
  • Oral board reviews
  • Written board reviews
  • In-training exams

Teaching opportunities

You have the opportunity to teach Mayo Clinic medical students, visiting students from other medical schools and residents in the ICU and other settings.


To ensure that you acquire adequate knowledge and develop the appropriate technical skills to meet program expectations, your performance is monitored carefully during the Critical Care Anesthesiology Fellowship. You are formally evaluated by supervising faculty members on a quarterly basis and meet with the program director to review these evaluations. In addition, you regularly evaluate your rotations and the faculty to confirm that your educational needs are being met.

June 27, 2017