Burn Surgery Fellowship

Burn Surgery Fellowship

A one-year non-ACGME accredited burn fellowship program is offered in the UF Health Shands Burn Center, leading to a certificate of completion. The aim of the burn fellowship is to graduate well-trained and qualified surgeons who will practice in and lead multidisciplinary specialized burn programs.

The core of the Burn Center is its dedicated 27-bed inpatient unit which offers progressive care (ICU to floor) during a patient’s entire hospital stay. A dedicated burn operating room and outpatient burn clinic are co-located with the inpatient unit. As the fellow gains experience, they will be entrusted with the management of the burn team under direct supervision by the three burn surgery faculty members.

The bulk of the 12 months of clinical instruction occurs in the fundamental surgical care of adult acute burn patients, including pre- and post-operative evaluation and care.

Additional instruction occurs in:

  • Pediatric-specific burn surgical care
  • Surgical critical care
  • Reconstructive surgical techniques specific to burns and complex wounds (contracture release, local flap creation, laser scar therapy)
  • Outpatient (burn clinic) management of burn injuries and their sequelae
  • Acute care surgery and related electives as determined by the fellow’s interests

Fellows will participate in the Burn Center’s quality improvement (QI) program and gain experience in the organization and use of a burn registry. Attendance at regional and national burn professional society meetings will be subsidized, with the expectation that the fellow engages in burn-related scholarly activity. The fellow will gain Advanced Burn Life Support (ABLS) certification.

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The preferred applicant will be board-eligible in general surgery or plastic surgery and have completed the core training requirements of an RRC-approved residency in general surgery or plastic surgery prior to fellowship admission.

Individuals who have satisfactorily completed at least three years of training in an accredited general surgery or plastic surgery residency will be considered on a case-by-case basis. We will evaluate applicants based on their medical school and residency experience and performance, performance on standardized exams including the USMLE and ABSITE, previous engagement with burn surgery, academic productivity, extracurricular activities, and letters of recommendation.

Applicants must be eligible for licensure in the state of Florida.

How To Apply:

Applicants should submit the following to the Burn Fellowship Program Coordinator, Cameron Ghalayini ([email protected]):

  • a copy of their CV,
  • personal statement of interest in burn surgery,
  • three letters of reference,
  • ABSITE scores,
  • USMLE scores,
  • medical school transcript

Contact Information:

Program Director:


Ian R Driscoll MD, FACS

Associate Professor Of Surgery And Anesthesiology; Director, UF Health Shands

Burn Center Phone:(352) 273-5670

Email:[email protected]: 0000-0003-2759-5377

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    Aug 12, 2023

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    Gainesville, Florida

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