The University of Nevada School of Medicine has a two year Fellowship in Acute Care Surgery in Las Vegas. This Fellowship includes a one year ACGME approved Surgical Critical Care year followed by a year in Acute Care Surgery training. This Acute Care Surgery Fellowship was the first in the nation, accredited by the AAST in 2008. The Acute Care Surgery curriculum includes trauma surgery, acute general surgery, pediatric surgery, thoracic surgery, vascular surgery, hepatobiliary surgery, neurologic surgery, orthopedic surgery, and interventional radiology. Electives are offered in burn surgery, colon and rectal surgery, rural surgery, and trauma systems. Training is completed at the University Medical Center, Nevada’s only Level 1 and Pediatric Level 2 Trauma Center, only Burn Center, and the state’s busiest Emergency Department. The Trauma Center cares for 4,500 patients per year and performs over 300 exploratory laparotomies and 50 thoracotomies. In addition, there are 2500 acute surgical cases per year.
Requirements include completion of an approved residency in General Surgery and that the candidates be BC/BE. Candidates must also qualify for Nevada licensure and malpractice coverage. In addition to clinical excellence, a documented commitment to academic excellence is essential.
Duties include active clinical participation on the surgical and critical care services, student and resident teaching, and research, all within the global mission of developing and expanding the program in its clinical and academic spheres.
Apply to the Fellowship
Instructions for candidate applications are available at the Surgical Critical Care and Acute Care Surgery Fellowship Application Service (SAFAS)