The University of Arizona Critical Care Medicine (CCM) Fellowship is a two-year fellowship program accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) that is offered through the UA Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, Allergy and Sleep Medicine at the UA Department of Medicine and co-sponsored with the Department of Emergency Medicine.
Our CCM fellowship program started in 2010. We offer critical care training to qualified internists, medical subspecialists and emergency medicine physicians. The fellow will develop and refine the multiple skills necessary for the successful management of complex and critically ill patients in the medical, trauma/surgical and cardiovascular intensive care units (ICUs). In addition, the fellow will gain familiarity and competence in the management of post-operative cardiothoracic and other surgical patients.
The fellow will become proficient in advanced airway management, ultrasound utilization in critical care medicine, bronchoscopy and fiber optic airway techniques, advanced ventilator and alternative gas exchange modes, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), and will have elective time to pursue individual interests within critical care as well as develop research interests of their own.
Highlights of our fellowship program include a recent American Thoracic Society Innovations in Fellowship Education award for our Comprehensive Airway Management Training Program. In addition, our ECMO program is recognized as an Extracorporeal Life Support Organization Center of Excellence with a robust regional presence and referral base.
Educational activities include a weekly Pulmonary/CCM case presentation and didactic session, a quarterly combined CCM conference with colleagues in Surgical/Trauma CCM, a monthly journal club and a monthly Morbidity and Mortality ICU conference. In addition, a series of topical lectures and hands-on simulation and training will be provided for airway management and critical care ultrasound experiences.
Where You’ll Train
Primary Training Site Demographics
- Banner – University Medical Center (UMC) Tucson campus: 479 licensed beds
- Banner – UMC South campus: 245 licensed beds
Number of ICU Beds:
- Banner – UMC Tucson: ~60 adult critical care beds
- Banner – UMC South: ~13 adult critical care beds
Emergency Department (ED) Annual Visits:
- Banner – UMC Tucson: ~73,000
- Banner – UMC South: ~40,000
- Southern Arizona Veteran’s Administration Health Care System (SAVAHCS)