The Surgical Critical Care Fellowship program at Augusta University is an American Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) accredited, intensive 12-month residency program intended to prepare graduates for a career in either academic or private practice surgical critical care.

While the care of the most severely ill or injured surgical patient requires the cooperation of multiple specialties and disciplines, surgeons with advanced knowledge and training are the vital central element. This program will provide experience in surgical critical care that will train surgeons to assume a leadership role in the care of critically ill patients and be prepared to assume an administrative role in managing a busy surgical or trauma ICU. The fellows will obtain experience in the multidisciplinary care of sick surgical patients and exposure to all elements of the domain of critical care knowledge and related procedures

Our ultimate goal is to fully prepare our graduates to be not only superb clinicians, but also excellent academic teachers and thought leaders in their future institutions.

Applicants must have successfully completed residency in an ACGME-accredited graduate medical education program in the disciplines of general surgery, neurosurgery, urology or OBGYN, and be eligible to take the American Board of Surgery qualifying examination. Board certification is also accepted. Successful completion of the program will qualify the fellow to sit for the examination for the "Certificate of Added Qualifications in Surgical Critical Care" from the American Board of Surgery. All applications are reviewed by the program director.

Fellowship data
Year begun: 2011
Fellowship positions: 2
Duration: 1 year
RRC certified: yes
Trauma faculty: 4
Blunt trauma: 85%
Penetrating trauma: 15%
Surgical procedures: n/a
Trauma procedures: n/a
General surgery procedures: n/a

Hospital data
Beds: 632
Trauma Admission: 1400 annually
ED visits: 77,281
ICU Beds: 117

Research opportunities:
Augusta University is home to the Trauma Interdisciplinary Group for Research (TIGR). TIGR facilitates interdisciplinary (both basic and clinical science) research projects aimed at improving trauma outcomes. Fellows are actively encouraged to participate in TIGR projects.

Qualifications of applicant:
The applicant must have successfully completed a five-year general surgery residency, and be either board-certified or eligible to take the American Board of Surgery qualifying examination. Successful completion of the program will qualify the fellow to sit for the examination for the "Certificate of Added Qualifications in Surgical Critical Care" from the American Board of Surgery.

If you are interested in being considered for the 2012/2013 academic year, please complete the online application. In addition to the application form, the following documents are also needed:

  • A recent photograph;
  • A current copy of your CV;
  • Three letters of recommendation;
  • Your ABSITE scores;
  • Personal statement.

You can scan and e-mail the completed application and documents to SCCFellowship@augusta.edu, or mail them to:

Tiffany Smith
Residency Program Administrator
Medical College of Georgia
Augusta University
1120 15th Street - BI-4072
Augusta, GA 30912