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Graduate medical education in anesthesiology at Mayo Clinic

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The Critical Care Anesthesiology Fellowship at Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota, provides you with subspecialty training in the expert management of patients in an intensive care unit environment who are critically ill. You also are trained in the management of emergencies outside of the hospital, including those that occur during transport of patients to an intensive care setting.

You receive systematic instruction in:

  • Resuscitation of patients who are critically ill
  • Advanced cardiac and trauma life support
  • Clinical features and physiology of disease states that lead to acute, life-threatening illnesses
  • Pharmacology of therapeutic agents used in critical care medicine
  • Technical skills involved in monitoring, airway maintenance, mechanical ventilation, high-frequency ventilation, and bronchoscopy
  • Theory and practical management of invasive and noninvasive monitoring systems
  • Trauma and acute critical pediatric conditions (including neonates)


The program fulfills the training requirements as defined by the American Board of Anesthesiology and is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).


After successfully completing this fellowship, you are eligible to take the certifying Critical Care Medicine (CCM) Examination offered by the American Board of Anesthesiology if you trained in an ACGME-accredited anesthesiology residency.

Program history

The Critical Care Anesthesiology Fellowship at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, began in 1976. We have trained fellows who work in a variety of critical care settings worldwide. We anticipate that five trainees will complete this program each year.

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