Surgical Critical Care Fellow

Carolinas Medical Center
Date Posted: October 17, 2018

One year, ACGME approved, Surgical Critical Care Fellowship: This fellowship provides a wealth of experience in critical care medicine to train future academic surgeons with specialty interests in trauma and critical care. A dynamic core faculty is comprised of twelve trauma attendings with board certification in Surgical Critical Care, all dedicated to teaching and mentoring. Fellows will be exposed to a wide variety and high volume of critically ill surgical and trauma patients, as well as perform many bedside ICU procedures including tracheostomy, PEG, IVC filter, bronchoscopy, critical care ultrasound, and invasive line placement. At CMC we strive to deliver excellent critical care with an evidence based, multidisciplinary approach. Our fellowship encourages active participation in outcomes research, quality improvement initiatives, state-of-the-art simulation training and teaching, and guideline development. A structured weekly didactic program is in place that fosters development of core critical care knowledge and delivery of that knowledge to junior learners. Exposure to ICU administration and trauma program management are integral to fellowship training. The SCC fellow rotations include: Surgical Critical Care, Trauma Intensive Care Unit, Medical Intensive Care Unit, Emergency Medicine Ultrasound, Electives: Cardiac Critical Care, Cardiovascular Recovery Unit, Nephrology, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Burns, Echocardiography. One or two-year Trauma Fellowship: A one-year Trauma Fellowship that can be combined with the ACGME approved Surgical Critical Care Fellowship. The purpose of our trauma fellowship is to train future trauma center medical directors. Our program is supported by 12 full-time critical care boarded trauma surgeons. The experience includes direct involvement in administrative, clinical, and research activities. Administrative duties will include involvement with both the adult and pediatric components of our trauma center, MTAC, and the North Carolina Committee on Trauma. The clinical experience will include operative and critical care of complex trauma. Our research program is active in clinical, basic science, and industry projects. The fellow is supported for ATOM, ASSET, and the Trauma Center Association of America’s Trauma Medical Director introductory course.

How To Apply

Requirements: PGY-4 or PGY-6 having completed at least 3 years of an ACGME-approved general surgery program. To apply, please send the following items to the Program Director (Rita.Brintzenhoff@atriumhealth.org) or Program Coordinator (Aelleen.Cedeno@atriumhealth.org): SAFAS application or most recent CV, personal statement, ABSITE scores, USMLE and 3 LORs.

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