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Adult Combined Cardiothoracic Critical Care Fellowship (CTCC)

The CTCC Fellowship creates a single streamlined and integrated 24-month program from the required elements of two separate 1-year fellowship programs. CTCC fellows will be able to achieve the same level of competency with one program as they would otherwise earn in two separate programs over 2 years. Using the resources of the University of Florida’s well-established and successful fellowship programs in Adult Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, our innovative curriculum guides trainees through a series of rotations that meets all ACGME requirements for each. To do this, we incorporate into the curriculum rotations that are required for both programs, or are required for one program and are an elective for the other.

The total number of ICU months is scheduled with the goal of allowing the number of TEE months necessary to meet the minimum requirement of 300 studies. To complete the clinical months of the program, a fellow will complete a total of 6 months of clinical cardiothoracic anesthesiology and spend a minimum of 9 months on ICU rotations with 2 to 3 months of TEE. There are 6 months of research time allowed within the 24 months.

The CTCC program is administered by experienced and committed faculty members from the University of Florida’s fully accredited Adult Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine fellowship programs. The current Program Director is Brenda Fahy, MD, MCCM. Dr. Fahy has a well-established record of excellence in graduate medical education and program innovation. The leadership team also includes William Brit Smith, MD Program Director for the Adult Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology Fellowship. The CTCC fellowship faculty comprises key faculty members already participating in the current accredited Critical Care and Adult Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology fellowship programs. We will begin accepting applications for the 2018-2019 fellowship program cycle November 1, 2016; more information can be found on our Applying for CCM Fellowship page. All applicants must register through San Francisco Match, as listed on the application page. Send your SOCCA Common Application Form (CAF) to the Division of Critical Care Medicine at the University of Florida College of Medicine as instructed on the application page. Fellows who complete this combined program will meet the requirements for ABA Critical Care subspecialty certification. If you are interested in this program, please indicate this in your submission in the email message header.