Irvine, CA (PRWEB) February 10, 2014
The UC Irvine Health Department of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Care is now offering an Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) fellowship program in Anesthesiology Critical Care Medicine (ACCM). This 12-month fellowship is designed to fulfill the American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA) requirements for the critical care board eligibility, as well as be tailored to the specialties of the individual fellows.
“UC Irvine Medical Center is a dynamic training ground for physicians to expand their expertise using the most cutting edge techniques and technology in anesthesiology and perioperative care,” said Zeev Kain, M.D., professor and chair of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Care and associate dean of Clinical Operations at the UC Irvine School of Medicine. “We turn out today’s leaders in the multidisciplinary approach to team surgical care while seeding tomorrow’s pioneers in our field.”
In addition to training fellows to be experts in trans-esophageal echocardiography, bedside ultrasonography, and goal-directed therapy, the Anesthesiology Critical Care Medicine Fellowship emphasizes a team approach as a key to training.
Along with Fellowship Program Director Trung Vu, MD, assistant professor of the Department of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Care, the faculty of UC Irvine Health will train Critical Care Fellows in the surgical intensive care unit (SICU), the medical intensive care unit (MICU), and the burn intensive care unit (Burn ICU). The UC Irvine Medical Center features the only Level I trauma center combined with a Level II pediatric trauma center in Orange County.
The UC Irvine Medical Center’s SICU is equipped with 24 beds, with an average daily census of 19.4 patients, 31 percent of which are trauma patients. The Burn ICU is equipped with 12 beds and serves as the only comprehensive regional burn center in Orange County. Fellows will spend up to six months in the SICU, two months in the MICU, and one month in the Burn ICU, and will have the opportunity to participate in multidisciplinary rounds, supervise residents, and teach medical students.
Up to two months of the fellowship can be spent taking electives, including clinical or basic science research projects. Clinical electives are available in echocardiography including radiology, bedside ultrasound, infectious diseases, cardiology, and palliative care. Each of these is tailored towards the individual needs that will best prepare the fellow for their career path.
All fellows are encouraged to participate in the cutting edge research performed by the department, and will be responsible for running clinical services in the SICU, including conducting clinical rounds, coordinating and supervising all aspects of patient care, interacting with members of the primary surgical services and ensuring the ICU team functions as an efficient and cohesive unit.
The ACCM fellowship is currently accepting applications for matriculation in July 2014. In addition, the ACCM fellowship participates in SF Match for 2015-2016 academic year.
About UC Irvine Health Department of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Care
The Department of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Care is one of the premier anesthesiology departments in the United States, and boasts an excellent residency program for training future doctors. The department is affiliated with the UC Irvine School of Medicine and provides anesthesia coverage at the UC Irvine Medical Center; the only university hospital serving Orange County. Established in 1967, the UC Irvine School of Medicine ranks in the top third of American medical schools in terms of research income per faculty member, and has achieved international recognition in fields such as neuroscience, medical imaging, cardiology, and genetics. As one of five University of California medical centers, UC Irvine Medical Center is a thriving Level I trauma center and Level II pediatric trauma center with a steady influx of patient volume and surgery complexity. For more information about the UC Irvine Health Department of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Care, please visit: http://www.anesthesiology.uci.edu/.