||Surgical Critical Care/ACS
Surgical Critical Care Fellows will gain in-depth clinical knowledge and technical skills necessary to care for critically ill patients. Areas of focus include general trauma, neurotrauma, abdominal organ transplantation, burn care and neurovascular and cardiothoracic critical care. Fellows also participate in three months of operative experiences on the Trauma/Acute Care Surgery Service, which has more than 4,000 admission each year. Two positions are designated for the Acute Care Surgery Fellowship, which offers a further one year of training under the auspices of the Department of Surgery and Its busy trauma and emergency general surgery. This program is accredited by the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma. Applicants for the combined Surgical Critical Care/Acute Care Surgery fellowship must have completed a General Surgery residency. Both fellowship programs provide opportunities for training in research, education, and health care administration. The Acute Care Surgery fellows are appointed as UPMC Clinical Instructors and take on a leadership role on the Trauma/Acute Care Surgery Service.