Surgical Critical Care Fellowship

Surgical Critical Care Fellowship

The Riverside University Health System Medical Center (RUHSMC), an ACS-COT verified Level I trauma center and Riverside county-designated safety net hospital, is home to the University of California Riverside surgical critical care fellowship. RUHSMC maintains a tradition of caring for the underserved, supporting people of all backgrounds, and improving the wellbeing of our diverse community. The Department of Surgery hosts a wide range of services: including trauma, vascular, cardiothoracic, oncologic, gastrointestinal, plastic, and MIS. RUHSMC is home to residencies in general surgery, emergency medicine, internal medicine, radiology, neurosurgery, orthopedics, neurology, pediatrics, and psychiatry.

Fellows, residents, and students from Loma Linda University (LLU) and the University of California, Riverside (UCR) rotate on-site. Our 439-bed hospital has 12 inpatient operating rooms and 8 elective rooms. Our 12-bed surgical ICU supports the trauma, neurosurgery, emergency general surgery, and subspecialty surgical services. Fellows work closely with our board-certified critical care faculty to assess and manage trauma and high-acuity surgical patients, the operative management of critically ill individuals, and the delivery of comprehensive, compassionate surgical critical care. We foster professional growth through hospital and regional committee participation, patient care, didactics, simulation, and interdisciplinary education.

We train fellows to serve as leaders and administrators of busy SICUs and prepare them to be robust contributors to the SCC field. Our rotations deliver diverse critical care experiences, exploring the complex pathology seen in our own community and our neighboring institutions. Fellows will rotate with Pulmonary Critical Care in our medical ICU. Additional opportunities include rotations at LLU where fellows care for patients in the cardiovascular ICU and the neurocritical care unit. A rotation at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center provides experience in burn critical care, resuscitation and surgical management.

Fellows will provide critical care from the ER and trauma bay to the OR and wards on our busy RUHSMC trauma and acute care surgical rotations. Fellows are supported and encouraged to participate with the hospital’s research institute, the Comparative Effectiveness and Clinical Outcomes Research Center CECORC, directed by Dr. Raul Coimbra. CECORC serves as the hub of institutional research for RUHS, staffed by full-time research personnel.

How To Apply:

Applications will only be accepted via email. No faxes or phone calls please. To apply, please email your complete application, in the order listed below , in ONE PDF FILE to our coordinator Heather Rousseau, [email protected] with Fellowship application - Last name, First name in the subject line. Only complete applications containing all the criteria listed above will be considered.

Your application for academic year 2022, must include all the following documents in the order listed:

  1. Personal Statement of interest
  2. Current Curriculum Vitae
  3. Letter of Recommendation from your current Program Director confirming enrollment, good standing and anticipated program completion date.
  4. Two additional letters of recommendation from faculty surgeons with whom you have worked with during your residency.
  5. ABSITE score reports from all years of training
  6. USLME Scores (Steps I, II and III) passed on the first attempt
  7. ACGME Case Log Year 2 Minimum Report as of date of application
  8. List of all previously completed rotations
  9. Copies of all mid-year and year-end evaluations by Program Director (including Surgery Milestones Evaluation)
  10. Documentation of ACLS, BLS, and ATLS
  11. Copy of FLS and FES certification (if applicable)
  12. Copy of current CA medical license
  13. Medical School Transcript and Dean’s Letter
  14. Medical School Diploma

Competitive applicants will be contacted by the program to offer interviews. Due to the current COVID-19 situation all interviews will be conducted via Zoom. We will announce when the position has been filled.

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    Oct 09, 2021

  • Main Location

    Riverside, California

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