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
The large majority of the fellow's clinical responsibilities will be in the surgical intensive care unit at Parkland Memorial Hospital and William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital. The fellow will be directly supervised by faculty in all of 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 activities are encouraged but not required, and facilitated with a weekly research conference. Fellows will be sent to one national meeting per year of training.
We use the Scientific American SCC curriculum, and lectures are given by the faculty each week.