||Surgical Critical Care/ACS
||The ACGME-accredited surgical critical care (SCC) fellowship is part of the Multidisciplinary Critical Care Training Program under the auspices of both the Department of Surgery and the Department of Critical Care Medicine. The didactic curriculum includes lectures, journal clubs, research conferences, and grand rounds. Full-scale simulation is used extensively. The SCC fellowship year is well-balanced, with rotations through surgery, trauma, abdominal organ transplantation, cardiothoracic, neurovascular and burn ICUs. Electives in pediatric and obstetrics/gynecology ICUs are available. Management of trauma patients is emphasized within the SCC program, with rotations on the trauma/acute care surgery service and 3 rotations through the trauma ICUs. The UPMC Trauma Center is the busiest Level 1 trauma center in the state of Pennsylvania. Integration of the SCC fellowship with an acute care surgery (total of 2 years) fellowship is available for interested and qualified general surgical trainees. The training program includes a wealth of experiences in trauma and emergency general surgery, with rotations in thoracic, hepatobiliary, and vascular surgery. Fellows have ample opportunity to participate in a variety of scholarly activities.