Adult Combined Cardiothoracic Critical Care Fellowship

The Adult Combined Cardiothoracic Critical Care (CTCC) Fellowship creates a single streamlined and integrated 24-month program from the required elements of two separate 1-year fellowship programs.

Dr. McGough working on a simulator with a fellow

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 elective 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 CTCC fellowship faculty comprises key faculty members already participating in the current accredited Critical Care and Adult Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology fellowship programs.

To Apply

We will begin accepting application for the 2022-2024 fellowship program cycle via SF Match on November 2, 2020.

All applicants must register through the San Francisco Match and apply for the University of Florida’s Critical Care Medicine Fellowship Program.  In the application, applicants should state their interest in the 2-year combined program.

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.

In addition to the 24-month fellowship program, fellows selected for the program are required to work an additional three months in the OR as Anesthesiology faculty.  Selected fellows must therefore be qualified to receive appropriate hospital privileges. The additional three months make this program a 27-month commitment.

Aleshia Sirmons

Contact fellowship coordinator Aleshia Sirmons for more information.