Critical Care Fellowship

The Critical Care Fellowship includes research, clinical, and operative opportunities. The experience is tailored to the career desires of fellows to prepare them to excel in an academic setting, and, eventually, assume leadership positions in the local and national communities. A clinic and consult-based general surgery practice augments the busy emergent general surgery experience. In addition to teaching residents and medical students, there may be protected time for clinical and basic science research.

The Sections of Acute Care & Trauma Surgery/Surgical Critical Care admit approximately 2,400 patients per year to an Adult and Pediatric Level I Trauma Center. All surgeons in the group are board certified in Surgery and Surgical Critical Care and are full-time members of the faculty of Boston University School of Medicine.

The Surgical Intensive Care Units (SICUs) at Boston Medical Center have a total of 28 surgical beds and 20 step-down beds, admitting, each year, over 1,500 patients with multiple trauma, neurotrauma, and multisystem organ failure, as well as patients with a wide range of general, vascular, thoracic, urologic, neurologic, and orthopedic diseases for perioperative hemodynamic monitoring and care.

The Critical Care Fellowship offered by the Section of Surgical Critical Care in the Department of Surgery at Boston Medical Center is an ACGME-accredited clinical fellowship that provides rotations in the surgical intensive care units of Boston Medical Center. In addition, elective rotations in burns, medicine, anesthesia, neurologic, and coronary care units are available. The Surgical Critical Care section is a multidisciplinary service staffed by physicians certified by the American Board of Surgery, Internal Medicine, and/or Anesthesia.

Applicants should be board eligible in surgery and licensed by the state of Massachusetts. General Surgery residents must have finished at least three categorical years in an RRC-approved residency program. One-year Critical Care Fellowships are available to candidates who are board eligible in surgery, anesthesia, or ob/gyn.

The fellow will develop skills in the care of the critically ill patients and the administration and management of intensive care units. The fellow will also develop the skills for non-operative therapy of trauma victims and emergent general surgery patients. The fellow will be involved in clinical and/or basic science research related to trauma and critical care.

The city of Boston offers a wide variety of cultural and recreational activities and is an ideal place to live and work. It offers world-renowned sports, music, and cultural events, as well as easy access to four season recreational opportunities: on land, slopes, or sea.

Dates for 2019 recruitment season:
Thursday, July 18th, 2019
Thursday, August 15th, 2019
Thursday, September 12th, 2019

To apply, please use SAFAS, SCC and ACS Fellowship Application service.

Contact Information

For additional questions or information, please contact Lana Ketlere at:

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