Surgical Critical Care Fellowship
fellowshipThe Riverside University Health System Medical Center (RUHSMC), an ACS-COT verified Level I trauma center and Riverside county-designated safety net hospital, is home to the University of California Riverside surgical critical care fellowship. RUHSMC maintains a tradition of caring for the underserved, supporting people of all backgrounds, and improving the wellbeing of our diverse community. The Department of Surgery hosts a wide range of services: including trauma, vascular, cardiothoracic, oncologic, gastrointestinal, plastic, and MIS. RUHSMC is home to residencies in general surgery, emergency medicine, internal medicine, radiology, neurosurgery, orthopedics, neurology, pediatrics, and psychiatry. Fellows, residents, and students from Loma Linda University (LLU) and the University of California, Riverside (UCR) rotate on-site. Our 439-bed hospital has 12 inpatient operating rooms and 8 elective rooms. Our 12-bed surgical ICU supports the trauma, neurosurgery, emergency general surgery, and subspecialty surgical services. Fellows work closely with our board-certified critical care faculty to assess and manage trauma and high-acuity surgical patients, the operative management of critically ill individuals, and the delivery of comprehensive, compassionate surgical critical care. We foster professional growth through hospital and regional committee participation, patient care, didactics, simulation, and interdisciplinary education. We train fellows to serve as leaders and administrators of busy SICUs and prepare them to be robust contributors to the SCC field. Our rotations deliver diverse critical care experiences, exploring the complex pathology seen in our own community and our neighboring institutions. Fellows will rotate with Pulmonary Critical Care in our medical ICU. Additional opportunities include rotations at LLU where fellows care for patients in the cardiovascular ICU and the neurocritical care unit. A rotation at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center provides experience in burn critical care, resuscitation and surgical management. Fellows will provide critical care from the ER and trauma bay to the OR and wards on our busy RUHSMC trauma and acute care surgical rotations. Fellows are supported and encouraged to participate with the hospital’s research institute, the Comparative Effectiveness and Clinical Outcomes Research Center CECORC, directed by Dr. Raul Coimbra. CECORC serves as the hub of institutional research for RUHS, staffed by full-time research personnel.