Institutions offering fellowships in Acute Care Surgery must provide the necessary education to qualify the fellow as an acute care surgical specialist in the care of patients, in teaching, and in research. Surgeons admitted to each fellowship are required to have completed the core training requirements of an RRC-approved residency in General Surgery. Thus, the fellows should already have developed a satisfactory level of clinical maturity, technical skills and surgical judgment that will enable them to begin a fellowship in the specialty surgical field of Acute Care Surgery. The period of training must be two years and the program must comply with the institutional requirement for residency training. The key components of this training are to include trauma surgery, surgical critical care, and emergency general surgery.
To download the curriculum requirements, please click on the curriculum tab to the left.
You may also download the Program Information Form.
If you have any questions, please email the AAST office.