Critical Care Fellowship

Thank you for your interest in our Anesthesiology Critical Care Medicine (CCM) fellowship program.

This program offers two 1-year ACGME-accredited fellowship positions in Critical Care Medicine for anesthesiology-trained applicants. We are now also approved to consider fellowship applicants trained in emergency medicine for a 2-year Critical Care Medicine fellowship. Our program is participating in the SOCCA Fellowship Match through SF Match utilizing the Centralized Application Service. All anesthesiology department fellowships, including the Critical Care Fellowship, will have a start date of August 1st in 2019 and beyond. Please let us know if you have questions/concerns.

For more information, please contact us at .

The OHSU Anesthesia Critical Care Medicine fellowship offers trainees the opportunity to learn critical care in a variety of general and specialized high-volume, high-acuity ICUs. Core rotations adhere to ABA and ACGME guidelines and are done in the Cardiovascular ICU, Neurosciences ICU and VA Surgical ICU. ICU electives in Medical, Pediatric,Trauma, and General Surgical ICUs are also available. Critical care education is enhanced with elective rotations tailored to the interests of the individual fellow. Some of the more popular elective opportunities include nephrology, radiology, palliative care, scholarly activity, medical ethics, echocardiography, and ICU/Hospital administration. Research opportunities abound in our department, which ranks in the top ten in the country for NIH funding. 

Multidisciplinary critical care didactic conferences occur on a daily basis for the first six weeks of the academic year, then weekly for the remainder of the year. Monthly conferences include a topic centered presentation and journal club. Our ultrasound training program is growing, with the goal of graduating physicians competent in ICU ultrasound.  

Our department plays a significant role in Critical Care Medicine at OHSU. We are a 501 bed hospital and have 80 adult ICU beds in total with five adult ICU teams at the University hospital and two additional ICUs at our affiliated VA Hospital.       

  • 26 bed Cardiovascular unit         
  • 17 bed Trauma/General Surgery unit
  • 17 bed Neurosurgical unit         
  • 17 bed Medical ICU  
  • All of our core units operate as closed type ICUs, with emphasis on multidisciplinary and collaborative care. As OHSU is the ultimate referral center for Oregon and several neighboring regions, exposure to high acuity and clinically complex case material is abundant.

    Portland is a beautiful city that holds many attractions. Located near mountains and beaches, many consider this to be a perfect place to live. The city has art, culture, and all the amenities of much larger cities while maintaining easy access to outdoor activities and a high quality of life.

    Please don't hesitate to reach out if there are any questions you may have about our fellowship program.

    Ryan Fink, MD
    Critical Care Medicine Program Director

    Prospective Fellows

    To apply, please complete the application submission form through SF Match. Included in your SF Match Application should be:
    • Application form 
    • CV
    • Personal Statement
    • Letters of Recommendation (including one from your residency program director)
    Additionally, please arrange for the submission of:
    • Dean's Letter
    • Transcripts (unofficial/copies accepted)
    • USMLE and/or COMLEX scores (unofficial/copies accepted)

    Please send these application materials to:

    If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our Education office at (503) 494-4878.

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