Acute Care Surgery / Surgical Critical Care
Acute Care Surgery and Surgical Critical Care Fellowships
The central goal of the Surgical Critical Care (SCC)/AAST-accredited Acute Care Surgery (ACS) Fellowship at Wake Forest School of Medicine is to train well-rounded clinicians with broad knowledge in all aspects of Trauma, Critical Care, and Emergency General Surgery who are capable of disseminating expertise and education locally, regionally and nationally. We also aspire to produce surgeons who are prepared to become leaders in the fields of SCC and ACS either in an academic or community based environment.
Acute Care Surgery Fellowship: Two year program providing advanced training in Surgical Critical Care, Trauma Surgery, and Emergency General Surgery. The Wake Forest Acute Care Surgery fellows is one of only 16 training programs accredited by the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma (AAST). Eligible applicants must be on track to complete an ACGME-accredited graduate medical education program in the discipline of general surgery. The first year of the fellowship provides advanced training in Surgical Critical Care. Fellows receive comprehensive training in busy trauma and surgical intensive care units which provide experience in all aspects of critical care. Read more about the Surgical Critical Care training year. The second year includes advanced training in Trauma Surgery and Emergency General Surgery which includes six months of electives which may include Burn Surgery, Orthopedics, Neurosurgery, Vascular Surgery, Interventional Radiology, Thoracic Surgery, and Hepatobiliary Surgery. Fellows completing the program will be eligible for American Board of Surgery certification in Surgical Critical Care. Read more about the Acute Care Surgery training year
Thank you for your interest:
We are very proud of the training we provide our fellows. We believe that our fellows are well prepared to become leaders in the ICU and Trauma/Emergency Surgery arenas. We thank you for your interest and look forward to having you learn more about the training opportunities we provide. Please feel free to contact any of our faculty or fellows if you ever have any questions.