The Maricopa Medical Center Department of Surgery, Division of Burns, Trauma Surgery & Surgical Critical Care is offering an ACGME-accredited 1-year Surgical Critical Care (SCC) Residency beginning each August 1st. Off-cycle candidates will also be considered if positions are available. Successful completion of the intense, multidisciplinary SCC program will qualify the Resident for the American Board of Surgery Examination in Added Qualification for Surgical Critical Care.
Maricopa Medical Center is a busy, inner-city 326-bed acute care hospital that is an American College of Surgeons (ACS) Verified Level I Adult and Level II Pediatric Trauma Center (www.aztraumacenter.com). Our hospital is also home to the Arizona Burn Center (www.azburncenter.com), an American Burn Association (ABA) and ACS Verified Level I Adult and Pediatric Burn Center (www.azburncenter.com). SCC residents will also benefit from a cooperative educational relationship between the faculty of Maricopa Medical Center and the Mayo Clinic Hospital (Arizona) Critical Care Unit, a private, highly specialized 244-bed healthcare facility. This rotation allows exposure to cardiothoracic, solid organ transplant, extra-corporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), and complex medical critical care patients. Each site has its own ACGME-accredited general surgery training program and provides continuous, in-house intensivist coverage serving as an additional educational resource for the SCC resident.
A significant didactic curriculum and self-learning goals will be achieved under the guidance of board-certified critical care faculty. This intense, multi-disciplinary, multi-institutional approach will provide critical care educational exposure that includes the procedural and administrative skills necessary to care for critically-ill patients, manage intensive care units, teach educational curricula, and conduct quality critical care research. Furthermore, for candidates with prior general surgery training, the many facets of trauma and emergency surgery as well as significant exposure to burn surgery will be provided in order to give each SCC resident the opportunity to maintain their surgical skills and allow long-term flexibility with job opportunities as a board-certified surgeon and surgical intensivist.
Interested individuals should apply through the SAFAS application system (https://safas-sccpds.fluidreview.com/) . For further information please contact the program director via email.