The Surgical Critical Care Fellowship is an ACGME/RRC approved training program, whose goal is to educate fellows in the advanced care of critically ill and injured patients. Rotational experience includes trauma, cardiac, burn, and pediatric, as well as general surgical critical care. The fellowship is designed to provide the critical care resident (CCR) with an education in the principles and practice of state-of-the art surgical critical care, by exposing them to a broad array of surgical illnesses; this is accomplished through teaching rounds, primary patient care, educational conferences, and specialized rotations.
By the completion of training, the CCR is expected to demonstrate proficiency in surgical critical care decision making, specific organ system support, evaluation of new technology and treatment techniques, ICU administration, outcomes assessment, research design, and interaction with patients, families, and health care personnel. These clinical goals will be accomplished by providing the CCR with a position dedicated to the intensive care units at Denver Health Medical Center (DHMC), The Children’s Hospital of Denver (TCH), and the University of Colorado Hospitals (UCHSC). Training will consist of twelve months: eight dedicated to General Surgical Critical Care, one to Pediatric Critical Care, one to Burn Critical Care, one to Cardiothoracic Critical Care, and one to research.