GME Critical Care room

Fellowship in Critical Care Medicine

This short video can give you an overview of our program as well as a look at the ICUs you can rotate through during your time here at AdventHealth.

GME critical care station

Our Facilities

Our fellowship is located at one site in Orlando. We are a nearly 1300 bed hospital with 156 adult ICU beds. We have a dedicated biocontainment ICU that flexes in size to meet the needs of current/past/future pandemics.

  • 52 medical ICU beds
  • 20 cardiac ICU beds
  • 28 cardiovascular surgery ICU beds
  • 8 dedicated ECMO beds
  • 20 multidisciplinary surgical ICU beds
  • 28 neuro/neurosurgical ICU beds
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Medical and Surgical Services

We have a wide range of medical and surgical services, and as a fellow you will be exposed to and learn how to manage:

  • Cardiac and pulmonary support devices such as ventilators, impellas, balloon pumps, LVADs, VA and VV ECMO, etc...
  • Continuous renal replacement circuits
  • Heart, lung, liver, kidney, and pancreas transplant patients
  • Complex oncologic patients
  • ​Shock, shock, and more shock
  • The everyday patients of critical care as well as the rare and unusual cases.

We are a quaternary referral center for the region and the state hub of our hospital system

Faculty of AdventHealth Medical Education

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Eduardo Oliveira, DO

Program Director

Bob Cambridge, MD

Associate Program Director

Al Haddadin, MD

Al Hadaddin, MD

Carlos Pacheco, MD

Carlos Pacheco, MD

Amanda Tarkowski, MD

Amanda Tarkowski, MD

Teaching Faculty

Our critical care faculty includes physicians trained in...

  • Pulmonary/critical care
  • Emergency medicine/critical care
  • Anesthesia/critical care
  • Surgical/critical care
  • Nephrology/critical care
  • Neurology/critical care
  • Internal medicine/critical care
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Pulmonary/Critical Care
  • Sonja Andersen
  • *Maria Carrillo
  • *Martin Cearras
  • *Khaled Fernainy
  • Christian Hernandez
  • Mohammed Hmadeh
  • ​*Eduardo Oliveira

* - core faculty

Internal Medicine/Critical Care
  • *Cheikh El-Maali
  • ​*Arnaldo Lopez-Ruiz (nephro/CC)
  • *Carlos Pacheco (IM/neuroCC)
  • ​Mehul Patel

* - core faculty

Emergency Medicine/Critical Care
  • *Bob Cambridge
  • Gregory Ruppel
  • *Amanda Tarkowski

* - core faculty

Anesthesia/Critical Care
  • *Al Haddadin
  • Jason Johnson

* - core faculty

Neuro/Critical Care

Gilbert Mbeo (neurology/neuroCC)
Okorie Okorie (IM/neuroCC/palliative care)
​Amay Parikh (IM/nephro/neuroCC)
​Bassel Raad (neurology/neuroCC)

Critical Care Medicine Fellows

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  • Abdul Khan, MD

    Abdul Khan, MD

    Internal Medicine, AdventHealth Orlando

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    Corissa McKenzie, DO

    Internal Medicine, Unity Health White County Medical Center

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    Vishal Singh, MD

    Internal Medicine, Brandon Regional Hospital

  • Nida Hameedi, MD

    Nida Hameedi, MD​

    Internal Medicine, Flushing Hospital Medical Center

  • Jose Maria-Rios, MD

    Jose Maria-Rios, MD

    Emergency Medicine, University of Puerto Rico

  • Headshot of AdventHealth GME Fellow Doctor Snyder

    Samantha Snyder, MD

    Internal Medicine, UPMC Pinnacle

Program Information

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Research

The Importance of Research

  • Helps to fulfill the ACGME competency requirement of "practice-based learning"
  • Helps our quality assessment
  • Helps us to serve our patients better and with more treatment options
  • Teaches Residents how to achieve these goals in their future practices

Residents, fellows, and faculty involved in required GME scholarly activities receive guidance from the Center for  Collaborative Research (CCR) through the Clinical Academic Research team, comprised of an Academic Research Mentor, a Project Coordinator, and a Regulatory Coordinator. In addition, the center includes a group of biostatisticians, a health economist, and a medical editor.

CCR assists residents and faculty with all types of scholarly activities (case studies, QI projects and research studies), from study design and protocol development, to data analysis and poster, presentation or manuscript preparation.

Eligibility

The fellowship has a two-year track for graduates of an accredited emergency medicine or internal medicine residency programs. There is a one-year track available for graduates of an accredited internal medicine subspecialty fellowship (pulmonary, nephrology, cardiology, etc.)

Please Contact Us for more information.

Sample Resident Agreement

Eligibility and Selection Policy

Benefits

We’ll Take Care of You

Program Benefits

$1,500 CME stipend

Salaries (Effective Academic Year 2020 - 2021):

PGY 5 - $62,316.80

PGY 6 - $65,416.00

PGY 7 - $68,494.40

Medical Insurance:

Family medical insurance is provided free of charge through the AdventHEalth insurance plan. Physician medical care co-pay is covered in all Residency offices.

Life Insurance:
Life insurance, equivalent to one year's salary, is provided free of charge. Additional life insurance may be purchased for a minimal charge.

Vacation/Personal Time:
Residents receive 20 days vacation/personal time each year. Major holidays are also off except when scheduled for holiday call.

Uniforms:
Residents receive two white jackets for their year in fellowship. Scrubs are provided in each location's OR locker room if required.

Meals:
Residents have access to the physician lounge when on duty.

Parking
Designated physician parking is free.

Physician Wellbeing

For more information on the many benefits offered across all programs, click here.

Application Requirements

Our program accepts 6 fellows per year. The fellowship is a 2 year ACGME approved program.

We accept applications through ERAS, but we do not participate in the NRMP fellowship match. All of our spots are filled outside of the match on a rolling basis.

Our fellowship is open to applicants with internal medicine or emergency medicine residency training. Applicants who have completed or are completing an ACGME approved internal medicine fellowship are also invited to apply.

There is an additional track available in neurocritical care. More information can be found through the neurocritical care tab at the top.

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Application Process

Join Our Fellow Team

We accept applications through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). For the 2020-2021 academic year we are accepting applicants outside of the NRMP match.

All applications require the following:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • 3 letters of recommendation (one of which must be from a program director or department chair)
  • USMLE/COMLEX results
  • Personal statement
  • Photograph.

Our program accepts 6 fellows per year. The fellowship is a 2 year ACGME approved program.

We accept applications through ERAS, but we do not participate in the NRMP fellowship match. All of our spots are filled outside of the match on a rolling basis.

Our fellowship is open to applicants with internal medicine or emergency medicine residency training. Applicants who have completed or are completing an ACGME approved internal medicine fellowship are also invited to apply.

There is an additional track available in neurocritical care. More information can be found through the Neurocritical Care Fellowship Page

If you have any questions please reach out to Dr. Cambridge or Brittany Harris - Fellowship Coordinator

Brittany Harris

Fellowship Coordinator   
Contact Information

Brittany Harris, Residency Coordinator
2501 N. Orange Avenue
Suite 235
Orlando, FL 32804

Call407-303-7169
Call407-303-7203