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Surgical Critical Care Tracks

Trauma-Surgical Critical Care Track

surgery photoThis is a one-year fellowship with an emphasis on trauma system development and trauma quality assurance and improvement programs. There are four available positions in this track. This is a fully accredited ACGME one-year program. Graduating fellows in this track will be eligible for the Surgical Critical Care certificate by the American Board of Surgery. Fellows within this track will gain a wide range of critical care experience primarily during their 6 months in the Trauma/Surgical ICU at Harborview Medical Center, but will spend time gaining additional critical care experience at Seattle Children’s Hospital, University of Washington Medical Center Cardiothoracic ICU, and Seattle VA Hospital. They will also have 3 elective months that may include the following: burn surgery, medical ICU, palliative care, pre-hospital care, anesthesia, radiology/echo, pediatric surgery and the pediatric trauma ICU. During their time at Harborview Medical Center in the Trauma/Surgical ICU, each fellow will oversee the care of 10-15 critical care patients per day with immediate access to 12 full-time faculty with board certification in General Surgery with added qualifications in Surgical Critical Care. Fellows also take overnight call approximately 5 times per month and function as Junior Attendings with the support of faculty surgeons. They oversee trauma resuscitations, surgical consultations, operative management and the care of ICU patients with surgical resident teams, providing a dynamic operative and critical care experience.  There is ample opportunity for performing clinical research with surgical faculty, and within Harborview Injury Prevention Center (HIPRIC). This program enables trainees to pursue careers as leaders of trauma programs and/or critical care directors.

Applications are accepted, in the year prior to the start of the fellowship year, through the Surgical Critical Care and Acute Care Surgery Fellowship Application Service ( Completed application within SAFA will be reviewed through June 30th, with interviews occurring from June through September. Applicants are matched through the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP).

For more information, please contact our Trauma, Burn and Critical Care Education staff.

 

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Burn-Surgical Critical Care Track

There are two available positions in this track, which combines clinical burn training and Surgical Critical Care training. This is a fully accredited ACGME one-year program. Graduating fellows in this track will be eligible for the Surgical Critical Care certificate examination offered by the American Board of Surgery. Located at Harborview Medical Center, the Burn-Surgical Critical Care fellows participate in a wide range of experiences in the acute and long-term care of burn patients. This includes overseeing the management of acutely burned patients, as well as planning the surgical strategy for these patients. Fellows participate in the surgical management and lead the burn team in both critical and floor care. In addition, there is a wealth of experience in our scar management and burn reconstruction program, as well as an invaluable clinic/outpatient experience. Burn-Surgical Critical Care fellows conduct weekly clinics under the supervision of an attending burn physician. This experience provides exposure to new consultations, recently discharged, and established patients, as well as management of remote patients via telehealth. While primarily designed as a clinical burn fellowship, Burn-Surgical Critical Care fellows will also rotate through the Trauma/Surgical ICU, the Pediatric ICU, the Medical ICU, as well as completing a rotation in Anesthesia and one elective, to gain a broad critical care experience. Burn-Surgical Critical Care fellows are mentored by four burn attending surgeons with board certification in General Surgery with added qualifications in critical care as well as the remaining faculty within the Division of Trauma, Burn and Critical Care Surgery. There is ample opportunity for performing clinical research with several large clinical trials being conducted at Harborview at any given time.

Applications are accepted, in the year prior to the start of the fellowship year, through the Surgical Critical Care and Acute Care Surgery Fellowship Application Service (SAFAS). Applicants can apply for either the Trauma-Surgical Critical Care Fellowship or the Burn-Surgical Critical Care Fellowship but not both. Completed applications are reviewed and interviews are conducted in the spring of the year prior to the start of the fellowship year. The Burn-Surgical Critical Care Track does NOT participate in the NRMP match program. Positions are offered on a rolling basis in this track.

A completed application consists of:

a).  An updated CV
b).  Complete ABSITE scores
c).  Three letters of recommendation
d).  A personal statement describing career goals and intent

For more information, please contact our Trauma, Burn and Critical Care Education staff.

 

Cardiovascular-Surgical Critical Care Fellowship

This one-year track has two available positions which combines clinical Cardiovascular Critical Care training and Surgical Critical Care training. This is a fully accredited ACGME one-year program. Graduating fellows in this track will be eligible for the Surgical Critical Care certificate examination offered by the American Board of Surgery. Located primarily at the University of Washington Medical Center, Cardiovascular-Surgical Critical Care fellows participate in a wide range of critical care experiences of patients with cardiovascular disease. Cardiovascular-Surgical Critical Care fellows lead the multidisciplinary care teams of the Cardio-Thoracic Intensive Care Unit. While primarily designed as a cardiovascular critical care fellowship, Cardiovascular-Surgical Critical Care fellows will also rotate through the Trauma/Surgical ICU at Harborview Medical Center, the surgical ICU of the Veteran’s Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System, and the pediatric ICU of Seattle Children’s Hospital. Cardiovascular-Surgical Critical Care fellows are mentored by faculty of the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery and the Division of Trauma, Burn, and Critical Care Surgery

Applications are accepted, in the year prior to the start of the fellowship year, ompleted application reviews conclude by October 1 with interviews occurring from June until September. The Cardiovascular Surgical Critical Care Track does NOT participate in the NRMP match program.

A completed application consists of:

a).  An updated CV
b).  Complete ABSITE scores
c).  Three letters of recommendation
d).  A personal statement describing career goals and intent

For more information, please contact our Trauma, Burn and Critical Care Education staff.