Medical SchoolThe Surgical Critical Care fellowship program at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University is an American Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) accredited 12-month program designed to develop leaders who will practice in an academic or private surgical critical care setting. It's our goal to produce graduates who, upon completion of the program:

  • Implement evidence-based, scientifically tested approaches to care that are cost-effective yet innovative in the management of critically ill patients;
  • Embrace the patient-family centered care model in daily practice and when communicating with patients and families;
  • Develop dynamic and effective teaching skills and abilities;
  • Demonstrate leadership skills in the management of a complex intensive care unit;
  • Ignite a desire for inquiry through interdisciplinary and translational research and critical thinking.

The program utilizes the guidelines established by the Society of Critical Care Medicine in an effort to ensure a well -rounded exposure to all aspects of the discipline of surgical critical care. We are committed to producing well-rounded leaders who, in turn, will influence the next generation of care-providers by leading by example in the clinical setting, and providing quality education and scholarship.

The Surgical Critical Care (SCC) fellowship is based at our medical complex which includes: the Augusta University Medical Center, 478-bed adult hospital; a medical office building with more than 80 outpatient clinics in one setting; the Critical Care Center, housing the region's only Level I Trauma Center; and a 154-bed Children's Hospital of Georgia, which includes the region's only Level 3 Neonatal ICU and Pediatric Trauma Center. GRUMC has served as the regional Level I trauma center for more than 20 years, and currently provides trauma care for 15 counties in Georgia and several in South Carolina.

This information is intended to provide you with a comprehensive overview of the SCC program, as well as a brief introduction to the patient care protocols and day-to-day workings of the intensive care units (ICU) within the health system.