GENERAL SURGERY FELLOWSHIPS
The University of Utah's Division of General Surgery currently boasts four fellowship programs that not only provide advanced clinical training but also foster opportunities for research, academic development, and collaboration with outstanding faculty and staff. We are proud to offer these fellowships at the University of Utah, where our commitment to excellence in education, innovation, and patient care sets the stage for your professional growth. Click on the program that interests you to learn more about it!
The Surgical Critical Care (SCC) Fellowship program focuses on the management of critically ill surgical patients, providing fellows with the expertise necessary to provide comprehensive care in intensive care settings. They learn to handle a wide range of conditions, such as severe trauma, organ failure, complex surgical infections, and postoperative complications. The fellowship emphasizes critical care principles, ventilator management, hemodynamic monitoring, and advanced resuscitation techniques, and equips doctors with the skills to navigate the complexities of managing life-threatening conditions, optimizing patient outcomes in critical situations.
The year-long SCC fellowship is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and can also be completed as part of a 2-year track in which the first year is focused on SCC and the second on acute care surgery (ACS). One (1) position per track (either the standalone 1-year track or the combined 2-year track), for a total of two (2) positions, are available every academic year. Click on the "Surgical Critical Care Fellowship" box below to learn more about the program!
The Acute Care Surgery (ACS) Fellowship program focuses on training surgeons to handle urgent and emergent surgical cases, primarily in the field of trauma and emergency surgery. Fellows gain experience in managing a broad spectrum of acute surgical conditions, including trauma, emergency general surgery, and surgical emergencies. They acquire skills in rapid assessment, resuscitation, and decision-making in critical situations. The fellowship also emphasizes the management of complex abdominal emergencies, such as acute appendicitis, bowel obstruction, and perforated viscera. Fellows become adept at performing a range of procedures, from damage control surgery to advanced laparoscopic techniques. The program prepares surgeons to provide immediate, life-saving interventions and expert acute surgical care.
The year-long ACS fellowship is accredited by the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma (AAST) and can only be completed as part of a 2-year track in which the first year is focused on SCC and the second on ACS. One (1) 2-year position is available every academic year. Click on the "Acute Care Surgery Fellowship" box below to learn more about the program!
The Colon and Rectal Surgery (CRS) Fellowship program offers specialized training in the surgical management of diseases affecting the colon, rectum, and anus. Fellows gain expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions such as colorectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, diverticulitis, and anorectal disorders. The fellowship focuses on both open and minimally invasive techniques, including laparoscopic and robotic-assisted surgeries. Fellows participate in a high volume of complex cases; enabling them to refine their skills in oncologic resections, sphincter-preserving procedures, and reconstructive surgeries; and receive comprehensive training in the management of pelvic floor disorders. The program prepares surgeons to deliver specialized care to patients with diverse colorectal conditions, employing advanced surgical techniques and evidence-based approaches.
The year-long CRS fellowship is currently seeking accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). One (1) position is available every academic year. Click on the "Colon and Rectal Surgery Fellowship" box below to learn more about the program!
The Burn Surgery Fellowship program provides surgeons with specialized training in the comprehensive care of burn patients. Fellows learn the principles of burn resuscitation, wound management, and critical care of burn-injured individuals. They gain expertise in managing complex burn injuries, including deep dermal and full-thickness burns, in both adult and pediatric patients, and acquire skills in burn reconstruction, including skin grafting, tissue expansion, and scar management. Interdisciplinary collaboration with specialists in plastic surgery, rehabilitation, and psychology to address the long-term needs of burn survivors is also emphasized. The program equips fellows with the knowledge and skills to provide comprehensive, patient-centered burn care from the acute phase to long-term rehabilitation.
The year-long Burn Surgery fellowship is verified by the American Burn Association (ABA). One (1) position is available every academic year. Click on the "Burn Surgery Fellowship" box below to learn more about the program!