|Surgical Critical Care/ACS
The Division of Acute Care Surgery at Carolinas Medical Center offers fellowship training in surgical critical care, acute care surgery and trauma. We offer the three following positions: - One-Year, ACGME Approved, Surgical Critical Care Fellowship: This fellowship provides a wealth of experience in critical care medicine to train future academic surgeons with specialty interests in trauma and critical care. A dynamic core faculty is comprised of twelve trauma attendings with board certification in Surgical Critical Care, all dedicated to teaching and mentoring. Fellows will be exposed to a wide variety and high volume of critically ill surgical and trauma patients, as well as perform many bedside ICU procedures including tracheostomy, PEG, IVC filter, bronchoscopy, critical care ultrasound, and invasive line placement. At CMC we strive to deliver excellent critical care with an evidence based, multidisciplinary approach. Our fellowship encourages active participation in outcomes research, quality improvement initiatives, state-of-the-art simulation training and teaching, and guideline development. A structured weekly didactic program is in place that fosters development of core critical care knowledge and delivery of that knowledge to junior learners. Exposure to ICU administration and trauma program management are integral to fellowship training. - Two-Year Acute Care Surgery Fellowship: The 2 year fellowship begins with the ACGME approved Surgical Critical Care Fellowship followed by an AAST certified Acute Care Surgery Fellowship. The Acute Care Surgery Fellowship Program at the Carolinas Medical Center provides a comprehensive multidisciplinary experience. The fellowship is modeled to address specific needs of the fellow. Rotations include trauma, emergency general surgery, hepatobiliary, vascular surgery, and cardiothoracic surgery, with opportunities for advanced minimally invasive surgery experience. Research opportunities are available, primarily through clinical, database, and industry trials. Fellows are encouraged but not mandated to participate. Travel for podium presentations is supported during the academic year. Mentorship is available for the fellow through a faculty that is widely published and grant-supported. The didactic educational experience is diverse. There is an active conference and lecture schedule and the fellow is an active participant with teaching of residents, advance care practitioners, medical students, respiratory therapists, and nursing. The Acute Care Surgery Fellow is supported for ATOM, ASSET, Critical Care Ultrasonography Course, and the Hepatobiliary Fellows Conference & Workshop. The program is committed to the successful training of Acute Care Surgeons to be clinically adept, academically prepared, and administratively active. - One- or Two-Year Trauma Fellowship A one year Trauma Fellowship that can be combined with the ACGME approved Surgical Critical Care Fellowship. The purpose of our trauma fellowship is to train future trauma center medical directors. Our program is supported by 12 full-time critical care boarded trauma surgeons. The experience includes direct involvement in administrative, clinical, and research activities. Administrative duties will include involvement with both the adult and pediatric components of our trauma center, MTAC, and the North Carolina Committee on Trauma. The clinical experience will include operative and critical care of complex trauma. Our research program is active in clinical, basic science, and industry projects. The fellow is supported for ATOM, ASSET, and the Trauma Center Association of America’s Trauma Medical Director introductory course.