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The Anesthesiology Critical Care Medicine Fellowship Program at Tufts Medical Center is an ACGME accredited training program providing one year of comprehensive, multidisciplinary training in critical care medicine. Fellows rotate through intensive care units at Tufts Medical Center and the Boston VA Healthcare System in West Roxbury. Rotations take place in the following units:
Each year, two candidates from anesthesiology or surgical residencies are accepted into the Anesthesiology Critical Care Medicine Fellowship Program at Tufts Medical Center.
The period spent in the Fellowship is a minimum of twelve months, with no more than one interrupted period due to reasonable circumstances. Fellows start their training in July.
The Fellowship aims to provide a broad clinical experience in critical care medicine through exposure to a wide range of intensive care units and multidisciplinary training.
ICU rotations are comprised of five days per week and one weekend per month of clinical service. In addition, fellows are expected to take home call Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays during non-elective rotations. If a fellow is called in at night, the next day is granted off. There is no night float requirement. During ICU rotations, fellows are expected to take an active role in teaching and conducting rounds, providing care for patients in the unit, conducting procedures independently or supervising procedures done by house staff or physician’s assistants, and interfacing with primary team and consulting physicians.
During their rotations, fellows will be trained by critical care faculty from a broad range of specialties including anesthesiology, cardiology, cardiac surgery, medicine, neurology, pulmonology and trauma and acute care surgery.
Fellows, through clinical exposure and a didactic series, will become expert consultants in the care and management of critically ill patients. Topics covered will include but are not limited to:
Critical care didactics include but are not limited to:
The Tufts MC Anesthesiology Critical Care Medicine Fellowship Program is designed to provide advanced knowledge, skills, and clinical experiences in critical care medicine to foster the practice of multidisciplinary critical care, including both medical and surgical critical care medicine.
This fellowship is devoted to the acute and long-term care of critically ill patients with a wide variety of medical and surgical conditions, including multiple organ system derangements. The overall goals of education are to produce physicians capable of working in any adult critical care unit and providing for the continuum of care within the intensive care unit and other hospital units, such as transitional care units designed to provide care for critically ill patients.
Each fellow will be responsible for the following seminars throughout the year:
Past examples of seminars and presentations include:
Fellows complete their training at Tufts Medical Center, a world-class academic medical center located in Boston and the principal teaching hospital for Tufts University School of Medicine. It also sponsors nineteen specialty ACGME-accredited clinical training programs.
Tufts Medical Center is a 415-bed robust organization, providing everything from routine medical care to treating the most complex diseases affecting adults and children. Tufts Medical Center is also home to Floating Hospital for Children, a full-service children's hospital dedicated exclusively to all levels of pediatric care.
Tufts Medical Center provides heart, kidney and bone marrow transplants, is a level I trauma center, provides comprehensive neurological and neurosurgical care, and offers cutting-edge cancer treatments. Tufts Medical Center is also home to The Boston Gamma Knife Center, the first and only Gamma Knife Center in Massachusetts and northern New England.
All candidates for the fellowship must have satisfactorily completed an accredited residency program in anesthesiology or emergency medicine; or at least three clinical years in an ACGME- or RCPSC-accredited residency in neurological surgery, obstetrics and gynecology, orthopaedic surgery, otolaryngology, surgery, thoracic surgery, vascular surgery, or urology. All candidates for the fellowship must be eligible for and obtain a Massachusetts medical license.
Application for a fellowship position should contain a letter of intent/personal statement, Curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation from the current residency program.
All Anesthesiology Critical Care Medicine Fellowship Applications should be submitted through the online fellowship matching service, SF Match. Please contact our Fellowship Coordinator, Anna Rivera, at email@example.com, if you have any questions.
After applications are reviewed, certain applicants will be selected and invited for a formal interview. The finalists will be selected after a unanimous decision of the Anesthesia Critical Care Medicine Fellowship Program in consultation with the department chair.
To learn more about benefits at Tufts Medical Center, download our benefits package.
Graduate Medical Education (GME) stipend levels:
Please contact our Fellowship Coordinator, Nichole Formicola, at firstname.lastname@example.org, if you have any questions.