The University of Texas Medical Branch participates in the San Francisco (SF) Match. The SF website link is: https://www.sfmatch.org, select "Specialties" then click on "Critical Care Anesthesiology". Or for the PDF application click here.
A common application form (CAF) can be downloaded from the SF site
directly or from the Society of Critical Care Anesthesiologists (SOCCA)
website. Please click here to download the CAF.
Applicant registration via SF website begins: Monday, November 4, 2019.
The ACGME-accredited Anesthesia Critical Care program at UTMB, the
oldest medical school in Texas, has an extraordinary faculty that
promotes collegial and patient-centered care. Our program, whose alumni
are practicing nationwide, has been accredited since 1995. Fellows
embarking on a career in academics or in private practice benefit from
the comprehensive and innovative training program we offer. One such
innovative feature is our multidisciplinary journal club, in which
fellows from accredited Surgical and Pulmonary Critical Care programs
present contemporary articles and promote interdisciplinary education.
In addition to the more traditional Anesthesiology applicant, we also
have Maternal-Fetal-Medicine fellows, all of whom would be eligible to
attain board certification.
During the year-long program, fellows manage patients from a wide
variety of clinical, surgical, and medical subspecialties including
transplant, trauma, neurosurgery and neurology, cardiothoracic,
vascular, and ob/gyn, among others. Fellows have the opportunity to
work with professionals at the highest level of training in this
In addition, UTMB is designated as a level I Trauma center; our
nursing team boasts Magnet status; we have an exceptional respiratory
Therapy program; and our fellows collaborate closely with PharmD
fellows, nutritionists, primary teams, etc. in our semi-closed ICU
setting. Further, we encourage the use of ultrasound and the most
up-to-date monitoring devices in the management of the unit, and we
foster a familiarity with vascular devices, such as ECMO, lVAD, IABP,
etc. in our CT ICU. Finally, we place primary emphasis on evidence-based
Our program is accredited for two fellows and, on occasion, may
accommodate off-cycle applicants. The clinical training program is by
design tailored to the needs of individual fellows, with nine months
spent rotating through the intensive care units and three months spent
on a variety of clinical electives, such as echocardiography,
radiology, nephrology/acute dialysis. Moonlighting opportunities are
also available in the fellows’ primary field.
The first MOCA-certified simulation center is on campus and is
available to fellows throughout the 12-month training program. The
simulation center will be working on developing critical care scenarios
to enhance education and hands-on training for many critical care
devices, such as lVAD, IABP, eCMO, ventilators, etc. To further enhance
education and cooperative learning we offer a weekly departmental
M&M in both surgery and anesthesiology. Our educational curriculum
also offers a research elective in which fellows have the opportunity
to participate in one of the following:
- The Investigational Intensive Care Unit, funded by NIH and DOD,
headed by Perenlei Enkhbaatar, MD, PhD, is a 24/7 ICU for Translational
research Studies, where state- of-the art medical techniques and novel
treatment strategies are developed for the critically ill patient.
- The Molecular Pharmacology Laboratory, headed by Dr. Csaba
Szabo. This laboratory, funded by the NIH, JDRF and the ADA, focuses on
the molecular pathogenesis of critical illness, with special emphasis
on vascular dysfunction and cellular metabolic failure and employs
state-of-the-art tools of cell biology, molecular biology, molecular
pharmacology and cell-based screening.
- Resuscitation Research Laboratory, directed by George Kramer,
PhD, funded by NIH, U.S. Army, Office of Naval Research and Industry,
conducts clinical, animal and engineering efforts into smart "decision
support" and autonomous care resuscitation systems for trauma and
critical care. For further information, please visit http://www.utmb.edu/rrl
For further information please contact our coordinator Heronica Alexander at email@example.com.