Fellow, Adult Surgical Critical Care Fellowship Program
fellowshipThe University of Chicago Medicine has two openings at the fellowship level in its newly created Adult Surgical Critical Care Program, under the direction of Dr. Brian Williams, effective July 1, 2021. The University of Chicago Medicine is designated as a Level 1 Adult Trauma Center, meaning the hospital is prepared to handle the most seriously injured trauma patients 24 hours a day, seven days a week. This program has initial ACGME accreditation. Ideal candidates will have completed at least an ACGME-accredited General Surgery residency and will be in good standing by the start of the academic year. Applicants must be qualified for a full license in Illinois. The Section of Trauma at the University of Chicago Department Of Surgery is a diverse section in the department. Serving a patient population on the South Side of Chicago that is disproportionately affected by structural racism, poverty, and disparities in care, the Section is determined to recruit fellows and future contributors to the field who understand the sociocultural nature of the trauma with which patients present. Learning to care for critically ill patients is an extensive process centered on direct patient care and educational didactic activities. This fellowship will expose the fellow to the responsibilities of managing multiple services, triaging and evaluating consults, decision-making, devising an operative plan for surgical emergencies, and developing leadership and teaching skills. The fellow will be responsible for the management of all surgery patients, for evaluating and deciding on the plan of care for all consults, and for alerting the attending physician of changes in patient status according to the attending notification guidelines. Adequate resident coverage is provided for the ICU service with senior level general surgery residents and/or trauma faculty in house 24/7. The education goals and objectives are in accordance with the 6 core competencies of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. Fellows will be evaluated quarterly by faculty and staff. Two months of elective rotation are available to the fellow and opportunities include rotations in the Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation, Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit, Medical Intensive Care Unit, or Resident Acute Care Service.