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Program at a Glance

Application deadline: open
Start date: August 1, 2016
Duration: 1-2 years
Fellows per year: 1-2

The ideal candidate will have completed a general surgery, emergency medicine, gynecology, orthopedic surgery, neurosurgery or anesthesia fellowship at an ACGME-accredited program. They must possess the ability to work hard, dedicate time to optimizing the care of patients, and think outside of the box.

This program stresses the fellow’s increased independence as a surgical critical care surgeon. Under the supervision of our seven-surgeon Trauma and Acute Care Surgery team, the fellow will gain competency in Burn Care; Cardiovascular Physiology, Pathophysiology and Therapy; Endocrine Disorders; Ethics and Palliative Care; Gastrointestinal Disorders; Hematologic Disorders; Infections Diseases; Monitoring and Bioengineering; Neurology; Nutrition; Obstetrical Disorders; Pediatrics; Pharmacology; Renal Failure; Respiratory Disorders; Statistics, Transplantation; Trauma; and Ultrasound Imaging.

The fellow will receive assessment and evaluation in these six competencies:

  • Interpersonal & Communication Skills
  • Medical Knowledge
  • Patient Care
  • Practice-based Learning & Improvement
  • Professionalism
  • Systems-based Practices

The fellow will also benefit from a collaborative teaching environment. University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics supports critical care fellowships through three departments — Anesthesia, Internal Medicine, and Surgery. The programs work together to foster an educational environment that includes clinical rotations, weekly clinical conferences, weekly research conferences, monthly mortality and morbidity conferences, and quarterly Grand Rounds.

Educational opportunities beyond the surgical, clinical and didactic experience include:

  • Offerings within the university such as the Systems Engineering for Improving Patient Safety (SEIPS) course, utilization of the Wisconsin Surgical Outcomes Research Program (WiSOR), start-up research grants, and faculty mentoring committees
  • National offerings available through associations such as the American College of Surgeons, the Society of Critical Care Medicine, and the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma
  • Co‐authoring papers and book chapters
  • Clinical research and educational programs, particularly in the simulation lab Copyright © 2017 The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System