Critical Care Fellowship Program Overview

This is an ACGME-accredited critical care medicine fellowship program through the Department of Medicine, Section of Pulmonary, Critical Care, Allergy, and Sleep co-sponsored with the Department of Emergency Medicine. This program meets the requirements to sit for the ABIM critical care medicine board exam. At the completion of the fellowship, graduates will have the knowledge, skillset, and administrative experience to be proficient in the care of patients, supervision of trainees, and medical direction of medical or surgical ICUs. Additionally, fellows have the option of moonlighting in the emergency department to not only maintain and develop their skills post-residency but become leaders in the blend of emergency and critical care medicine.

Completion of Training

Upon completion of his or her fellowship program, the fellow will be able to independently perform care in the ICU and also be adequately versed in the indications, contraindications, techniques, strengths, and limitations of each procedure and the management of any complications. Fellows will learn the tenets of stabilization of critically ill patients and understand the differential diagnoses and appropriate diagnostic evaluations of such patients. They will both lead and function within interdisciplinary teams to provide care that is timely, appropriate, and takes into account patient or family preferences. The humanistic and caring concern for each patient and family and his or her problem is an essential component of taking care of patients in the ICU.

Basic Details

  • ERAS Program Number:  1560321001
  • Year Fellowship Started: 2010
  • Number of Fellows per year: 1
  • Length of Fellowship: 2 years
  • Opportunities available for third year, research track

Primary Training Site Demographics

Number of Hospital Beds

  • Banner - UMC Tucson Campus: 466
  • Banner - UMC South Campus: 150

Number of ICU Beds

  • Banner - UMC Tucson Campus: ~90 adult critical care beds
  • Banner - UMC South Campus: ~13 adult critical care beds

ED Annual Visits

  • Banner - UMC Tucson Campus: 73,000
  • Banner - UMC South Campus: 40,000

Affiliated Sites

  • Banner - University Medical Center Tucson Campus
  • Banner - University  Medical Center South Campus
  • Southern Arizona VA Medical Center