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  • Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital

    United States, New Brunswick, New Jersey
    Institution Information
    Hospital: Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
    Address: One Robert Wood Johnson Place
    New Brunswick, New Jersey 08903
    Fellowship Information
    Fellowship Type: Surgical Critical Care Only
    Number of Years: 1
    Number of Positions: 2
    Description: On April 5, 2012, the UMDNJ-RWJ Fellowship in Acute Care Surgery became the 9th program of its kind to receive AAST accreditation, with approval for two fellowship positions. This unique opportunity within the Division of Acute Care Surgery is designed to train board-eligible or board-certified surgeons, who have already completed fellowship training in Surgical Critical Care. Accredited in 2011, the RWJ Surgical Critical Care year offers fellows an ACGME verified curriculum in Surgical Critical Care during the first year. The AAST verified Acute Care Surgery fellowship, during the second year, is designed to provide advanced training in the initial resuscitation, operation and ongoing care of patients with life-threatening surgical diseases. This training provides the Fellow with the advanced skills needed for either an academic or clinical career in Acute Care Surgery. Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, a 610-bed facility located in New Brunswick, NJ, is the core teaching hospital of the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and one of only three state designated, ACS verified, Level 1 Trauma Centers in New Jersey. RWJUH is a tertiary referral center for cardiac, vascular and neuroscience services, as well as home to the Cancer Institute of New Jersey and the Bristol-Meyers Squibb Children’s Hospital. The Trauma service sees over 2,600 trauma patients a year with >15% suffering penetrating injuries. The critical care service cares for over 1,100 critically ill patients per year. The Emergency Surgery Service performed over 500 operative cases in 2011 and continues to flourish. The Faculty consists of 7 full-time, academic fellowship trained, Acute Care Surgeons within the Division of Acute Care Surgery, and 4 service dedicated APNs. RWJUH has a simulation based training center, provides educational courses such as ATLS, Disaster Life Support, ATOM, and ASSET for the region and is nationally recognized as a leader in disaster preparedness. These particular ACS fellowship positions include six months on the Acute Care Surgery service (Trauma, Emergency Surgery) and six months in rotations for additional training in thoracic surgery, vascular surgery, hepatobiliary surgery, interventional radiology, and neurosurgery. The applicant must have completed an ACGME approved residency in General Surgery and received fellowship training in Surgical Critical Care (available at RWJ) by the start date. Candidates must be dedicated to the teaching of medical students, residents, and nurse practitioners. There is strong support for both clinical and basic science research. New Brunswick is the home of Rutgers University and is located approximately midway between New York and Philadelphia. Central NJ is a desirable place to live with good schools, professional sports, cultural attractions, recreational opportunities and is one half hour from the Jersey shore. Please see below for Director and Coordinator contact information. Vicente H. Gracias, MD, FACS, FCCP, FCCM Program Director, Surgical Critical Care Fellowship Program Director, Acute Care Surgery Fellowship Chief, Division of Acute Care Surgery (732) 235-7766 Crystal Camarena, CPC Program Coordinator, Acute Care Surgery Fellowship Program Coordinator, Surgical Critical Care Fellowship UMDNJ/RWJMS (732) 235-5114
    Program Director Information
    Name: Vicente H. Gracias, MD
    Address: 89 French Street
    3rd floor, Room 3274
    United States
    New Brunswick, NJ 08901
    Phone: 732-235-7666
    Fax: 732-235-2964

    Published on: 03/13/2013
    Last Revised on: 07/25/2021

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