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  • UF Health at Shands Hospital

    United States, Gainesville, Florida
    Institution Information
    Hospital: UF Health at Shands Hospital
    Address: PO Box 100287
    Gainesville, Florida 32610
    Fellowship Information
    Salary: 58,012.00
    Description: Gainesville, FL The University of Florida Surgical Critical Care Residency offers a dynamic 12-month multidisciplinary training program by a team of critical care specialists at the UF Health Shands Hospital. 90 combined beds include the Trauma ICU, the Surgical ICU, the Neuro ICU and the Burn ICU. In collaboration with the surgical services, the critical care teams manage 3,500 critically ill patients across trauma surgery, burn surgery, emergency general surgery, surgical oncology, pancreas-biliary surgery, bariatric surgery, neurosurgery, orthopedics, obstetrics and gynecology, vascular surgery, otolaryngology, urology, plastic surgery and transplantation surgery. Primary learning objectives include, but are not limited to advanced airway management, critical care ultrasonography (ex. FAST, TTE, ultrasound guided procedures), bedside procedures such as percutaneous tracheostomy, tube thoracostomy, vascular access, trauma and postoperative resuscitation, as well as sepsis, ARDS, and renal failure management. Surgical critical care residents are required to do 9 months of critical care training, with at least 7 months of which are spent in the two SICUs. Multiple electives are available, including Trauma Surgery, Burn Surgery, CTICU, MICU, PICU, Neonatal ICU, VA SICU/CTICU, Research, Nutrition, Ultrasound/Echocardiography, Airway, Gerontology and Advance Radiology. All call duties are almost exclusively in-house 12 hour shifts. Trauma and critical care call duties are not combined, although there is the ability to take trauma and general surgery call throughout the entire academic year. Surgical critical care residents are expected to actively participate in resident education, as well as protocol implementation and construction. ATLS and ATLS instructor classes are offered at by the Acute Care Surgery Division and the surgical critical care residents are encouraged, but not required, to enroll in these classes. ASSET and ATOM courses are available at UF Health Shands Hospital as well. If desired, a distinct second year of trauma fellowship can be tailored to the specific trainee interests and may include a faculty appointment, robust trauma and emergency surgery clinical experience, research and/or a masters program in public health or medical education. The Division of Acute Care Surgery is submitting their application to the AAST in 2013 for becoming a site that offers an Acute Care Surgery Fellowship. Two positions are available each academic year. Surgical critical care trainees must be board eligible in general surgery, urology, neurosurgery or obstetrics and gynecology. The program is approved by the Residency Review Committee for Surgery through the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education and participates in the National Resident Matching Program. Upon successful completion of the fellowship, the fellow will be eligible to take the surgical critical care board exam. The University of Florida College of Medicine also offers also critical care medicine fellowship programs in anesthesiology, emergency medicine and pulmonary medicine. UF Health Shands Hospital provides an outstanding learning environment for all critical care fellows, with multidisciplinary teaching in the ICUs and in teaching conferences. Program started 2008 How to Apply Qualifications: Applicants must be board eligible in general surgery, urology, neurosurgery or obstetrics and gynecology. A provision exists for general surgery resident applicants who have completed 3 years of general surgery training, although it is preferred that applicants have completed their general surgery training. General surgery residents who have not completed their training must be eligible for re-entry into their general surgery residency program. Interested applicants should send a CV to: About the Hospital •Beds: 873 •ICU beds: 140 ICU + 60 IMC •Annual ED visits: 90618 •Annual trauma admissions: 2600 •Blunt trauma: 76% •Penetrating trauma: 9% •Burns 15% •Trauma faculty: 10
    Program Director Information
    Name: Philip Efron, MD
    Address: PO BOX 100287
    United States
    Gainesville, FL 32610
    Phone: 352-265-0916

    Published on: 01/07/2014
    Last Revised on: 07/25/2021

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