The Critical Care Medicine fellowship, one of the largest in the United States, trains fellows on treating the life-threatening complications that can result from the treatment of cancer. The program is conducted in partnership with The University of Texas-Houston Health Science Center. There are five accredited training positions: two in the MD Anderson track and three in the Memorial Hermann Southwest track. Both tracks have identical educational requirements and expectations.
Program objectives include:
- Diagnosis and treatment of life-threatening disorders, including single and multiple organ system dysfunction
- Life support
- Ventilator management
- Fluid and blood resuscitation
- Hemodynamic management
- Vasopressor and vasodilator therapy
- Difficult airway management
- Clinical and ethical decision-making processes
The 52-bed Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at MD Anderson admits patients who require a wide range of intensive monitoring. Fellows will have the opportunity to work with a group of surgical and medical specialists. Collaboration with the primary teams, consultants and staff is essential in developing the necessary skills for a career as an intensivist.
Marian Von-Maszewski, M.D.
Critical Care Medicine Fellowship Program
MD Anderson Cancer Center is committed to encouraging good health and staying true to our mission to end cancer. If you are applying for a GME fellowship or residency program starting on or after July 1, 2016, please be advised that MD Anderson will have instituted a tobacco-free hiring process as part of its efforts to achieve these goals. If you are offered an appointment, you will be subject to a Pre-Employment Drug Screen for tobacco compounds in compliance with applicable state laws. If you do not pass the urine drug screening which includes testing for tobacco compounds, you CANNOT be appointed at MD Anderson. Should you fail to meet this contingency, MD Anderson will withdraw your offer of appointment for the academic year. You may reapply for the following academic year, but there are no guarantees that you will be offered a position as many of our programs are already filled for several years out.