Anesthesiology Critical Care (ACC) training is provided at the Augusta University and Augusta University Medical Center, which includes a 478-bed adult hospital, a medical office building with more than 80 outpatient clinics in one setting, Critical Care Center, which houses the region's only Level I Trauma Center, and a 154-bed Children's Hospital, which includes the region's only Level 3 Neonatal ICU and Pediatric Trauma Center. AU Health currently provides trauma care for 15 counties in Georgia and several counties in South Carolina.
We strictly follow ACGME guidelines to not exceed an 80-hour work week.
Diactic teaching is accomplished through a number of conferences including:
Fellows will be expected to attend and actively participate in all anesthesiology department conferences. They will present complex cases at M&M conferences and be prepared to contribute to the discussion of cases presented by faculty. ACC fellows are responsible for medical student and junior resident education through daily bedside rounds and direct supervision of care and will also participate as instructors in the FCCS workshops taught at Augusta University.
Rotations and Electives
ACC fellows rotate in several of the ICUs at the Augusta University Medical Center. Specific orientation to each unit will take place during the first few days of rotation. The Pre-rotation Counseling Document will need to be completed at this time. The individual units and their specialty include:
|SICU/CT ICU||approx 7 months|
|Trauma/Critical Care Services||approx 1 month|
|Neuroscience Service/Neuro ICU||approx 1 month|
|MICU||approx 1 month|
|CT Anesthesia/Echocardiography||approx 1 month (elective)|
|Burn Unit, Doctor's Hospital||approx 1 month|
Fellows are evaluated on a monthly basis using the 360 Evaluation System. Fellows meet regularly with the program director to go over their portfolio. A publishable research project and/or a grand rounds presentation will be expected prior to graduation.