||Surgical Critical Care/Trauma
||The Division of Trauma and Surgical Critical Care at the University of Southern California is currently offering five fellowship positions. Three of these are 2-year positions and two are for 1-year only. One of the 1-year positions is a dedicated Burns-Critical Care position. All five positions include an ACGME accredited year of Surgical Critical Care. The 2-year positions have an additional year as a Clinical Instructor at the University of Southern California as the Assistant Unit Chief of one of the four Acute Care Surgery Services. This second year is a dedicated year of hands-on clinical training in Trauma and Emergency Surgery at one of the busiest American College of Surgeons verified Level 1 trauma Centers in the country. The Surgical Critical Care year is fully accredited by the ACGME. Graduates are eligible to sit the American Board of Surgery certification examination for added qualification in Surgical Critical Care. All of our graduates have passed their examination on their first attempt since the inception of the program. There is a comprehensive teaching program in place with weekly core lectures on Trauma, Critical Care and Emergency Surgery topics and a weekly journal club. Daily, the team meets in the Surgical ICU with the Division chief, Dr. Demetriades, the Program Director, Dr. Inaba or one of the attending surgeons for clinical teaching rounds, focusing on all aspects of the care of the critically ill patient from the pre-hospital care phase through to the critical decision making nodes in the operating room and post-operative critical care. There is an active fresh tissue dissection program and surgical skills center with advanced teaching at the fellow level. The program has a dedicated research fellowship and visiting scholars program. For any clinical fellows with an interest in research, ample opportunity and resources are available to pursue projects in multiple areas of investigation. Our fellows have an extensive publication history and have received numerous nationally recognized awards for research excellence. We are currently accepting applications from board eligible surgeons who have completed a minimum of three (3) years of post-graduate training at an accredited general surgery program in the United States or Canada. Strong preference will be given to those who have completed their residency. California licensing is mandatory prior to the start of the fellowship. The application process is now open. Candidates will need to provide three letters of reference and a CV with current contact information. Interviews offers will be sent by email at the end of June. Interviews are conducted in July and August. All civilian positions are filled through the NRMP match. The program director is Dr. Kenji Inaba, MD FRCSC FACS. Please direct any inquiries to his office.