The primary goal of this program is the comprehensive education of a surgeon who possesses the additional knowledge, technical skills and personal attributes required to function as a competent provider of surgical critical care, a capable administrator of a multidisciplinary team and a knowledgeable educator of the multiple members of that team. The trainee will gain experience in the delivery of surgical critical care to severely injured and critically ill patients. This will include competence in the application of advanced technology geared toward optimization of care for the physiologic derangements seen in the critically ill patients. The trainee will also be exposed to onsite instruction in the process of administration and management of critical care units, will contribute to the education of members of the critical care team and will participate actively in the ongoing research programs.
Recent projects have included non operative management of blunt splenic injury, pre-hospital triage criteria, liver failure in the ICU, and trauma system performance.
Fellows will be responsible for directing bedside care in the Surgical ICU on a daily basis. They also will have a chance for clinical rotations in the MICU, CVICU, and PICU where they will be responsible for daily bedside care. During rounds the fellow will be leading a multidisciplinary team consisting of surgical residents, emergency medicine residents, advanced practitioners, pharmacists, nurses, psychologists, respiratory therapists, as well as medical and PA students.
The University of Florida College of Medicine-Jacksonville Department of Surgery has an active clinical research program that will expose a fellow to ample opportunity to develop and complete an IRB approved study that would be suitable for presentation at a national meeting and publication in a peer reviewed journal. The main focus of the program is clinical outcomes research. Fellows will also be participating in quality assurance and performance improvemnt projects that may lend themselves to peer reviewed research projects as well.
Fellows will actively participate in teaching during bedside rounds as well as the structured surgical critical didactic curriculum. The aim is for the fellow to complete the fellowship and be capable of teaching at the level of a junior faculty member.
RRC approved Surgical Critical Care Fellowship
SalaryBased on PG Year
Applicants who have successfully completed an ACGME approved five-year general surgery residency and are eligible to take the American Board of Surgery qualifying examination are preferred; however, strong candidates having completed three years of surgical residency in an ACGME approved residency will be considered. The program is fully accredited by the RRC and successful completion of the program will qualify the fellow to sit for the examination for the Certifying Examination in Surgical Critical Care from the American Board of Surgery.
Division of Acute Care Surgery
655 W 8th St.
Jacksonville, FL 32209
Aug 15, 2012