Education

Critical Care Fellowship

Emily Vail, M.D.
Emily Vail, M.D.
Program Director

The Department of Anesthesiology provides a one-year Anesthesia Critical Care Medicine Fellowship program which meets all certification requirements of the American Board of Anesthesiology and is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). The department is approved for two Critical Care fellowship positions annually. The fellowship is designed to provide fellows with broad-based exposure to an adult critically ill population with goal of developing outstanding clinicians and leaders in Critical Care Medicine. The program is a founding member of the Trauma Institute of San Antonio (TRISAT) Educational Consortium, which is composed of three collaborating adult critical care fellowship programs in Anesthesia and Surgical Critical Care.

Fellows rotate in several ICU’s in three major San Antonio medical centers where they gain experience in the care of surgical, trauma, burn, cardiothoracic, neurological and medical intensive care unit patients. Each setting is routinely involved in the education of residents and critical care fellows from different specialties, providing multidisciplinary environments of care. The didactic program is composed of a structured conference series broadcast to each primary rotation site, a defined reading compendium, journal clubs, and formal instruction in research and appraisal of the literature. Fellow participation in at least one quality improvement project highlights the program’s emphasis on evidence based practice and healthcare improvement. The research portion of the fellowship involves dedicated research didactics and encourages the fellow to complete a project worthy of peer-reviewed journal submission.

Additional information about our fellowship can be found here. Information about the application process can be found here. Interested applicants may contact the Fellowship Coordinator Ms. Laura Bermea at any time. Only applicants who have completed (or will be completing) an ACGME-accredited residency program in anesthesiology will be considered for application. Applications are accepted and interviews offered on a rolling basis via the San Francisco Match.

Laura Bermea
Laura Bermea
Academic Programs Coordinator
Department of Anesthesiology, UTHSCSA
Mail Code 7838
7703 Floyd Curl Drive
San Antonio, Texas 78229-3900
Javette Dukes
Javette Dukes
Manager, Academic Programs