The Surgical Critical Care Fellowship is based at MedStar Washington
Hospital Center, a large teaching hospital in the heart of Washington, D.C. We have a full complement of residency
programs, including general surgery, internal medicine and
emergency medicine. We are responsible for the trauma training
of our own surgical residents, as well as those of MedStar Georgetown
University Hospital and the National Naval Medical Center.
The educational philosophy of this Surgical Critical Care
fellowship program is to provide a strong foundation of advanced
Surgical Critical Care knowledge and skills, upon which a
scientifically sound, systematic approach to the management of
critically ill patients can be developed.
This program provides trainees with an advanced level of
specialized skills required to attain a mastery of all aspects of
surgical critical care for patients of all age groups. Trainees
will be afforded the opportunity to become specialists in the
clinical management of critically ill patients, in teaching
Surgical Critical Care, in critical care research and in the
administration of surgical critical care units.
We believe that at this advanced stage of surgical training,
fellows know their educational needs better than anyone. We
strive to tailor each fellow's year to their needs, such that:
- They spend enough time on core SICU rotations to gain
- They meet goals specific to their career plans
- They meet ACGME requirements for board eligibility
Fellows will have the opportunity to choose from a variety of
electives, including trauma/emergency surgery, neurocritical
care, pediatric critical care, airway management, and
Night call conforms to existing duty-hour requirements, and is
typically four to six nights/month. Night call may include
coverage of critical care units, or leading the trauma/emergency
surgery team in and out of the intensive care units. The
specific call schedule will be custom-tailored to each resident's
level of training and needs.
Accounting of hours
A log of the hours, procedures and patients cared for will be
kept by the fellow and submitted monthly to the program director.