Our department is now approved for a fellowship program in Anesthesiology Critical Care Medicine (ACCM). This 12-month ACGME accredited fellowship is designed to fulfill the American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA) requirements for the critical care board eligibility. The ACCM fellowship is a multidisciplinary critical care fellowship encompasses the entire scope of critical care medicine. The core of the program is centered in the adult intensive care units (ICU) at UC Irvine Medical Center, where there will be six months training in the surgical SICU, two months in the medical ICU, and one month in the burn ICU.
We are delighted to welcome William C. Wilson, MD as hospital director of Critical Care Services and our senior faculty in the Department of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Care the at UC Irvine Health. Dr. Wilson has a diverse background that includes formal training in surgery, anesthesiology, adult and pediatric cardiothoracic anesthesia and critical care medicine. Dr. Wilson will oversee the adult intensive care units (ICUs) and will work collaboratively with our physicians, current unit medical directors, nurse managers and other stakeholders to improve efficiencies and patient care outcomes.
Anesthesiology residents have begun participating in a new curriculum that includes a full day set aside monthly for each resident class for didactic and simulation training, called the 4U Didactic Program. The program provides innovative and comprehensive educational sessions for all residents. Sessions are held at UC Irvine’s main campus in order to be in close proximity to the UC Irvine Medical Education Simulation Center, which will allow a mix of both hands-on training and didactics in the same day.