Acute Care Surgery, Trauma, and Surgical Critical Care Fellowship Program

Training Surgeons in Acute Care Surgery and Critical Care

Surgical Critical Care Fellowship

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center's Surgical Critical Care Fellowship provides strong clinical and academic training to surgeons seeking to become leaders in Acute Care Surgery and Critical Care. The one-year fellowship provides training to two fellows a year.

The program, which is accredited by the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) Residency Review Committee, focuses on a broad-based curriculum in trauma and surgical critical care with multidisciplinary exposure in three high-acuity intensive care units: the Trauma Surgical ICU, the Surgical ICU, and the Cardiovascular Surgical ICU.

Our high volume of combined admissions a year provide fellows with exposure to a wide variety of general surgery subspecialties, as well as acute care surgery, cardiothoracic, neurosurgery, orthopedics, otorhinolaryngology, plastic surgery, transplant, urology, and vascular surgery. Graduating fellows will be well-trained in leading-edge bedside echocardiography, a unique strength of our training program.

ambulance Additional critical care experience will be available in the Cardiovascular ICU, as well as during local rotations in burns and pediatric intensive care units at Boston's other Harvard teaching hospitals. A dedicated research elective gives fellows the opportunity for innovation and scientific discovery. Electives are available in acute care surgery, trauma radiology, emergency medical services, and global health, or can be tailored to individual interests.

Overall, fellows receive a comprehensive educational experience in the management of complex patients using modern technologies and innovative techniques in advanced airway management, conventional and non-conventional modes of ventilation, invasive and non-invasive hemodynamic monitoring, permissive hypotension, hypothermic resuscitation, and continuous renal replacement therapy. Fellows can expect to graduate with broad-based clinical skills.

Successful candidates will have completed an ACGME-accredited general surgery residency and be board eligible in general surgery. Consideration will also be given to exceptional candidates who have completed three years of general surgical training.

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, a 621-bed adult tertiary/quaternary facility and Level 1 Trauma Center, is a major teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School. It is a founding member of CareGroup, an organized system of quality healthcare serving individuals, families, and communities in New England. Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School are Equal Opportunity Employers.