Clinical Burn Fellow

University of North Carolina
Date Posted: April 12, 2018

The University Department of Surgery and the North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center in Chapel Hill, NC are accepting applications for a one year burn fellowship to begin July 1, 2018. This is a non-ACGME fellowship position overseen by Bruce Cairns MD, Medical Director of the NC Jaycee Burn Center and Professor of Surgery, as well as Samuel Jones MD, Associate Program Director and Associate Professor of Surgery. The North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center is a 36-bed facility that is one of the few in the nation that is American Burn Association verified for adult and pediatric care. Our unit features 36 inpatient beds, state of the art capabilities for resuscitation and intensive burn care, ECMO, laser treatment for burn scars, and OT/PT. Additionally, the NC Jaycee Burn Center offers a newly renovated Duke Energy family room, Aftercare Programs, and Burn Prevention and Community Outreach Programs. This fellowship will provide the participant with experience and medical knowledge of the management of the critically ill burn patient. Viable Fellow candidates must possess a desire to commit to all three mission of the department and school of medicine, including the clinical, education, and research missions. Regarding education, fellows will be responsible for leading residents and medical students on the unit and in educating members of the broader health care community. Additionally, fellows will participate in outreach to our many rural referring hospitals and to EMS providers across North Carolina. Regarding the research mission, a commitment to any of a broad array of research interests is desirable, including but not limited to clinical, basic translational and basic science, ethics, outcomes, health services, education, or global surgery research. There are several research opportunities available; fellow will have the ability to interact regularly with Burn Surgeons, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, and faculty members in other departments such as Medicine including those specializing in Infection Disease and Pulmonology. Selected candidate must be team-oriented and have the ability to interact well with colleagues inside and out of the Division.

How To Apply

Applicants must either have completed PGY3 of a general surgery residency by the start of the fellowship, or be eligible for full license to practice in the state of North Carolina and have completed an approved General Surgery or Plastic Surgery residency. Interested applicants should send their current CV, USMLE & ABSITE scores, and 3 current letters of recommendation to: Cynthia Newkirk Administrative Coordinator North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center (919) 966-8159 The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

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