The surgical critical care fellowship at Brigham and Women's Hospital is a one-year ACGME-accredited fellowship for residents with at least three years of ACGME-accredited general surgery training in the United States. The program provides surgical education of the highest caliber leading to American Board of Surgery certification in surgical critical care.
Surgical critical care training at the Brigham and our affiliated teaching hospitals offers a diverse experience encompassing all elements of surgical critical care. These combined hospital facilities allow each surgical critical care fellow to obtain significant experience to develop independent responsibility in the postoperative care of a variety of surgical patients. In addition to rotations in the primary surgical intensive care units, an extensive array of electives is available throughout the Brigham.
The program is also designed to provide clinical and basic scientific investigational experience.
To offer a surgical critical care fellowship through which graduates qualify for board examination and the assumption of independent responsibilities in clinical practice after one clinical year of fellowship training.
To provide the opportunity for a second year of investigation in clinical or bench research.
To maximize the trainee's responsibilities in patient management and build upon prior knowledge in critical care.
To encourage those individuals interested in careers in academic surgery to develop the necessary skills in surgical research, education and/or administration through a broad range of available opportunities designed to maximize academic development.
To train future critical care surgeon leaders who will become directors of surgical intensive care units throughout the country.
Brigham and Women’s Hospital is a scientific, clinical and academic powerhouse with a long history of firsts. We foster a shared commitment to predict, prevent and treat the world’s toughest diseases. Our collaborations are changing the future of medicine, in Boston and beyond.
Our culture in providing excellence in patient care, teaching and research affords an exceptional environment for clinical training and participation in exciting advances in basic and clinical research.
Committed to teaching and mentoring the next generation of surgeons and leaders in medicine, our faculty is comprised of experienced clinicians who impart a breadth of knowledge and expertise during clinical rounds and in clinics. In addition, basic and clinical research mentors provide many research opportunities for residents and fellows.
The surgical critical care fellows also have the opportunity to conduct clinical research protocols with the multidisciplinary Surgical ICU Translational Research (STAR) group. For more information about the STAR Center, please visit their website.
Each application is reviewed in its entirety with a focus toward a combination of overall academic excellence, leadership ability, career development potential and personal character.
We interview approximately 20 candidates for the program each year. Although we receive applications from many well-qualified candidates, it is not possible to interview all who apply. Those who are invited will be notified on a rolling basis based on the application receipt and review date.