Education · Critical Care Fellowship

Additional Information

Clinical Experience

Fellows rotate at three major San Antonio medical centers:

*Level-1 Trauma center

Rotations are organized into 13 four-week blocks. Fellows with specific clinical or research interests may propose schedule modifications or elective rotations for Program Director approval.

Site Number of 4-Week Rotations
Audie L. Murphy VA - Surgical/Cardiothoracic ICU 3-4
SAMMC - Surgical ICU 1-2
SAMMC - Burn ICU 1
University Hospital - Surgical/Trauma ICU 1-2
University Hospital - Medical ICU 1.5
University Hospital - Neurological ICU 1
Critical Care Ultrasound 1
Quality Improvement/Research Approximately 1
Total Rotations 13

TRISAT Fellowship Consortium

The consortium includes three ACGME-accredited surgical and anesthesia critical care programs in San Antonio: the University of Texas Health San Antonio Anesthesia Critical Care Program, University of Texas Health San Antonio Surgical Critical Care Program and the San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium (SAUSHEC) Surgical Critical Care Program based at the San Antonio Military Medical Center (SAMMC).

The UT Health San Antonio ACCM fellowship is a founding member of the Trauma Institute of San Antonio (TRISAT) Critical Care Consortium, which combines faculty and resources from three local critical care fellowship programs:

  • UT Health San Antonio ACCM
  • UT Health San Antonio Surgical Critical Care
  • San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium (SAUSHEC) Surgical Critical Care Fellowship at the San Antonio Military Medical Center (SAMMC)

The TRISAT consortium sponsors and organizes several integrated fellowship components, including:

  • Coordinated rotation schedule
  • Clinical Competency Committee
  • Annual Review of Program Effectiveness
  • Weekly didactic webinar series
  • Reading compendium
  • Monthly journal club
  • Clinical workshops in airway management, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation and renal replacement therapy
  • Critical care ultrasound rotation
  • Welcome and graduation events

Anesthesia Critical Care Faculty

Critical Care Fellowship Faculty

(from left to right) Drs. Gary Elliott, Emily Vail, Rachel Freeman, Katy Zentner, Varun Goyal, Steven Venticinque

Compensation and Benefits

The Anesthesia Critical Care Medicine fellow’s stipend and benefits are equivalent to other PGY-5 trainees at UTHSA. Full compensation and benefits details are available here.

Education and Travel Funds

Each fellow receives an $1,500 educational allowance to be used during fellowship training for books and other training related items. Fellows participating in approved meetings or courses are eligible for up to $1,000 in travel expense reimbursement.

Moonlighting

Board-eligible or certified fellows trained in Anesthesiology who also have a full Texas Medical Board license may apply for faculty moonlighting privileges in the UT Health San Antonio Department of Anesthesiology. Moonlighting fellows may act as supervising anesthesiology faculty during select clinical rotations with Program Director approval.