Application Process

Eligibility

To be eligible for the second-year Acute Care Surgery (ACS) Fellowship at the University of Utah School of Medicine, an applicant must have completed an ACGME-accredited general surgery residency program in the United States or Canada and the first-year Surgical Critical Care (SCC) Fellowship prior to their state date.

Additionally, the fellow must meet all the requirements contained in the “Eligibility and Credentialing of Housestaff” Policy of the University of Utah Office of Graduate Medical Education (GME), including:

  • Being eligible for and obtaining a license to practice medicine in the state of Utah.
  • Completion of all United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) examinations.
  • Graduation from a U.S. or Canadian medical school accredited by the ACGME

OR

  • Graduation from a college of osteopathic medicine in the United States accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) OR
  • Graduation from a medical school outside of the United States and meets one or more of the following qualifications:
    1. Has a currently valid (Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) certificate OR
    2. Has a full and unrestricted license to practice medicine in U.S. licensing jurisdictions OR
    3. Is a graduate of a medical school outside of the United States and has completed a Fifth Pathway program provided by a Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME)-accredited medical
  • Compliance with the Health Sciences Center Drug Testing

Eligible applicants apply through the Surgical Critical Care and Acute Care Surgery Fellowship Application Service (SAFAS). Applications are screened and then reviewed by the Program Director and a diverse group of at least four faculty members and selected applicants are invited to interview. Candidates will then be evaluated on their standing within their residency program, educational qualifications, academic productivity (grants, publications, degrees, and experience), interviews, and letters of recommendation. Finally, selected fellows are matched via the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) and are sent an offer letter.

Required Information

In addition to the SAFAS application, the following are required:

  • A personal statement
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • USMLE and ABSITE Scores

You can obtain more information regarding the GME policies and benefits, along with general information, at the GME website.

NOTE: This fellowship is the second year of a two-year fellowship, with the first year being Surgical Critical Care.

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FELLOWSHIP DIRECTOR

Alexander Colonna

Alexander Colonna, MD, MSCI, FACS

LTC, USAR, MC

Associate Professor
Director, Phase IV Surgery Clerkship
Director, Surgical Critical Care Fellowship
Director, Acute Care Surgery Fellowship
Co-director, SICU

Phone: 801-585-1436
Email: Alexander.Colonna@hsc.utah.edu

 

FELLOWSHIP MANAGER

Anna Darelli-Anderson

Anna Darelli-Anderson

Surgical Education Manager

Phone: 801-213-2589
Email: anna.darelli-anderson@utah.edu 

University of Utah Health
50 North Medical Drive
Surgery 3B110 SOM
Salt Lake City, UT 84132