Anesthesiology Residency and Fellowships

Critical Care Medicine

The Anesthesia Critical Care Medicine (ACCM) fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania has been specifically designed to prepare fellows for a career in Anesthesiology with an emphasis on Critical Care Medicine. With the ever expanding role of Anesthesiologists in academic medicine, as well as the private sector, we understand that there are a variety of interests with subspecialty focus within the broader field of Critical Care. To accommodate these interests, while continuing to train the best and brightest, we offer a variety of subspecialty electives. Moreover, we appreciate and embrace the enormity of resources available within our health system and medical school and encourage fellows to think "outside-the-box" and create novel electives that will allow for a more directed and personalized training. Some examples of popular electives include:

  • Emergency/Trauma ultrasonography
  • Transesophageal echocardiography
  • Cardiac surgical critical care
  • Neurosurgical critical care
  • Medical critical care
  • Critical care radiology
  • Infectious disease for the ICU
  • Nephrology and renal replacement therapy in the ICU
  • Palliative care and ICU hospice
  • Research

Importantly, our goal is to develop future leaders within our field. Much emphasis throughout the year is placed on developing and honing leadership skills. We realize that the ability to lead a team of individuals with a variety of training and backgrounds is neither innate nor easily adapted for most.  Rather it is a skill that requires frequent feedback and appropriate mentorship. Moreover, it requires self-reflection and an environment that fosters individual growth. Throughout your year of fellowship, you will develop the necessary skills to become not only an outstanding intensivist, but a true team leader.

Finally, fellows are encouraged to participate in some scholarly project during their year of critical care. This has been intentionally defined vaguely in order to allow trainees the ability to explore various opportunities. Some recent scholarly projects include:

  • Co-authoring a chapter on a Critical Care topic
  • Design of an ICU study with proposal submission
  • Presentation of abstract at meeting
  • Participation in research with designated mentor

In short, the University of Pennsylvania is a diverse, multifaceted institution with virtually unlimited resources for the motivated applicant.

  • Maurizio Cereda, M.D.
    Program Director, Critical Care Medicine Fellowship
    Co director, Surgical ICU
    Assistant Professor
    Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care
    Perelman School of Medicine
  • CV
  • Research

Application Process

The ACCM fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania participates in the SF Match Please make sure you have registered with SF Match and note the application deadlines listed on their website.

Required documentation to complete your application includes:

  • Registration with SF Match
  • Completed Fellowship Application Form
    (This pdf form can be filled out electronically)
  • Updated CV
  • Personal statement
  • Passport sized photo
  • USMLE Scores (copy)
  • Copy of Dean's letter and medical school transcript (copy)
  • In-Training Examination scores (copy)
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation addressed to Maurizio Cereda, MD

Note: CCM and CT dual fellowship candidates will need to register through the SF Match. Please register for ONLY ONE, CT or CCM (which ever you choose to do first). Please indicate on your application that you are interested in the dual fellowship.

Please send all documents, except letters of recommendation, in a single envelope or scan all documents in one PDF and email to the address below. Please instruct writers of your letters of recommendation to send or email their letters to the same address.

Send application materials and direct questions to:

  • Tina Taylor
    Surgical Intensive Care Unit Administration
    3400 Spruce Street, 5 Founders
    Philadelphia, Pa. 19104
    Tel: (215) 349-8775; FAX: (215) 614-0350

Jane R. Maugeri
Administrative Coordinator Anesthesia Residency and Critical Care Medicine Fellowship
Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care
University of Pennsylvania Health System
5 Dulles, 3400 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104