The Anesthesia Critical Care Medicine Fellowship at the University of Iowa is a one-year, ACGME-accredited program that is based in the Surgical and Neurosciences Intensive Care Unit and the Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit. Rotations emphasize an evidence-based, multidisciplinary, team-based approach to critically ill patients.

Fellows train at the only tertiary-care academic institution in the state of Iowa, which offers broad and comprehensive exposure to all aspects of critical care medicine. These experiences prepare fellows to enter the practice of critical care medicine and succeed in any career path.

Mission Statement

To provide trainees with the best experience in evidence-based management strategies, background knowledge and mentorship to provide high quality care to critically ill patients; as well as train future leaders in critical care, allowing them to excel in the tripartite mission of clinical skills, education and research.

Program Aims

The primary aim of the Critical Care Fellowship is to recruit and train the very best physicians to enter the practice of critical care medicine. Fellows can expect to develop the knowledge, skills, and judgment to become board-certified in critical care, building on the skills and knowledge they already possess. Fellows from different disciplines (anesthesia, surgery, emergency medicine, etc.) benefit from working and learning along-side each other and with faculty members from different disciplines. 

The learning environment enables the fellows to develop as leaders who diagnose and manage complex problems in critically ill patients while working collaboratively with a multidisciplinary team. Fellows also develop the skills to practice evidence-based medicine, learning scientific principles, study design and statistical analysis. Fellows will appreciate the challenges of medicolegal issues and ethical dilemmas. Finally, exposure to administrative responsibilities enables fellows to manage the non-clinical duties of physician leaders in a dynamic clinical setting. 

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Tiff Webber, MFA
Critical Care Medicine Fellowship Coordinator
Department of AnesthesiaUniversity of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics
200 Hawkins Drive
6546 John W. Colloton Pavilion (JCP)
Iowa City, IA 52242-1079