||Surgical Critical Care/Burns
The Burn Center at MedStar Washington Hospital Center (MWHC) is recruiting a Burn Surgery Clinical Fellow. We have a flexible training program that exposes one BE/BC general surgeon or plastic surgeon to all aspects of burn care at a large urban burn center with catchment radius of 100 miles in our nation’s capital.
MWHC is the largest teaching hospital in the MedStar/Georgetown system and is home to MedStar’s level I trauma center as well as the MedStar Heart and Vascular Institute. The Burn Center at MWHC is an American Burn Association verified burn center that just celebrated its 50th anniversary; a half-century of providing ground-breaking surgical, critical, and rehabilitative care that has benefited the health and well-being of individuals across the Washington Metropolitan region including firefighters, members of law enforcement, and 10 people injured during the terrorist attacks on the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001.
We admit over 500 patients annually and treat thousands more as outpatients, giving trainees the patient volume to prepare for a full-time career as a burn surgeon. Our adult volumes are combined with pediatric burn care experiences that result from our collaboration with Children’s National Hospital.
Successful applicants will be BC or BE in General Surgery or Plastic Surgery (may also be BE/BC on SCC). Upon completion of the one-year burn fellowship, the trainee, if meeting the ACGME-accredited Surgical Critical Care fellowship requirements, may elect to complete a second year in the MWHC Surgical Critical Care Fellowship. This will allow the trainee to sit for the American Board of Surgery Examination in Surgical Critical Care.
The trainee will acquire in-depth experience in the management of the entire spectrum of burn and complex wound care. Fellowship training will include direct experience in acute resuscitation, critical care management, surgical management of acute burns, nutrition, physical rehabilitation, long term reconstruction, psychological therapy, and novel wound care techniques in adult and pediatric burn patients. The fellow will also manage and participate in other patient care, including desquamating skin diseases, complex traumatic wounds, and general wound care. Fellows will work with a multidisciplinary team including medical students, residents, nurses, advanced practice providers, respiratory therapists, physical and occupational therapists, and a burn psychologist.
The MWHC Burn Center provides research, education, and outreach opportunities using an established and productive framework that includes opportunities such as journal clubs, morbidity and mortality conferences, burn CME conference, multidisciplinary rounding and meetings, resident teaching conference, and local/regional meetings. The program will facilitate Advanced Burn Life Support (ABLS) and ABA Fellowship In Training (FIT) certification during the course of their fellowship. The trainee will also be given an opportunity to participate in research, submit an abstract, and present at a national meeting.