Surgical Critical Care Fellowship

The purpose of the Surgical Critical Care fellowship is:

  • To provide extended post-surgical training in trauma surgery and surgical critical care
  • To satisfy the American Board of Surgery requirements for obtaining certification of Added Qualifications in Surgical Critical Care

Overview

The large majority of the fellow's clinical responsibilities will be in the surgical intensive care unit at Parkland Memorial Hospital. The fellow will be directly supervised by faculty in all the surgical intensive care units.

The critical care fellowship emphasizes clinical care. Upon completion of the fellowship, the fellow should have succinct knowledge of cardiovascular and pulmonary physiology and pathophysiology, ventilatory care, as well as cardiovascular monitoring and interpretation. The fellow will be competent in the management of multisystem trauma patients, recognition and treatment of major postoperative problems in surgical patients, and an appreciation of the critical care management of specialty patients including neurosurgical and cardiothoracic. A distinct effort has been made to increase the operative experience to the most permissible under ACGME requirements. Finally, fellows will receive certification in the Advanced Trauma Operative Management (ATOM) course.

Research Activity

Research activities are encouraged but not required. Fellows will be sent to one national meeting per year of training. Additional travel will be made available if it is for the purpose of data presentation.

Facilities