||Surgical Critical Care/Trauma
||Program Description The Fellowship in Surgical Critical Care is based in the Department of Surgery. The Division of Trauma/Critical Care is organized to provide continuity of care throughout the course of the acutely injured or critically ill surgical patient. The fellowship is an integral part of this organization and the candidate will be involved with all aspects of the patient's care. The fellowship is one year for Surgical Critical Care and two years when desired and combined with Trauma. The fellow must be board certified or board eligible in General Surgery. Our Facility The fellowship centers around theAdult Surgical Critical Careservice and the Trauma Service. UTMCK cared for4100 trauma patients in 2012, 32 percent of whom required a critical care admission. There are 41 active surgeons in the Department who refer to the Critical Care Service and the daily census is about 30 patients. The majority of the Surgical Critical Care patients are admitted to the Trauma/Surgical Critical Care Units of 23 beds. Critical care units which are occasionally used include a 24-bed Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit, an 18-bed Medical Intensive Care Unit, and an eight-bed Neurocritical Care Unit. Time may also be spent by the fellow on the Pediatric Trauma/Critical Care Service. Expectations The fellow will be involved with the Critical Care Service, which consists of six attendings from Surgery, two residents and fourth year medical students on elective. The critical care experience includes all aspects of surgical critical care. The fellow is expected to participate in resident, student, and nursing education. Conferences to be attended include those of the Division of Trauma/Critical Care and those of the Department of Surgery. Research is felt to play a vital role in trauma and critical care; therefore, the fellow is expected to conduct clinical and/or basic science research. Fellows also have key administrative roles in the Division and the Department, devising protocols, effecting unit management schemes, dealing with electronic data and information transfer and analysis and performing performance improvement initiatives.