||Surgical Critical Care/Trauma
||The Sections of Trauma and Surgical Critical Care of the New Jersey Medical School and the New Jersey Trauma Center offer a one year, RRC approved, fellowship in Trauma and Surgical Critical Care. The fellowship offers a wide range of exposure and training, including direct operative experience, in trauma surgery, surgical critical care, trauma and SICU administration, emergency medical systems, statewide trauma systems organization and clinical and laboratory research. The New Jersey Trauma Center at the University Hospital in Newark is the Level I Trauma Center for northern New Jersey, serving 5 million people. The Trauma Center evaluates and treats over 3500 patients per year and is the home of the busiest EMS service in the state and the NorthSTAR aeromedical helicopter program. The trauma fellow functions as the administrative coordinator for the Trauma Service which operates with three teams working on a every third night call rotation. Each fellow covers 4-5 night calls/month where they cover the trauma service which allows them extensive experience as the primary surgeon under staff supervision. The surgical intensive care unit consists of 14 beds. The majority of patients are admitted from the Trauma (65%), General Surgery (20%) and Transplant services (15%). The fellow acts as the administrative coordinator in the SICU and with staff supervision provides the day-to-day teaching and overview for the junior residents rotating in the SICU. The fellow also has the opportunity to interact with the pediatric intensivists and provide care for pediatric patients admitted to the Whitney Houston Pediatric Special Care Unit. The trauma service admits approximately 125 patients less than 12 years of age, 35 being admitted to the PICU.