About Our Program
The University of Utah Surgical Critical Care (SCC) fellowship was established at the University of Utah in 2003 and has been continuously accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education since then.
The fellowship provides a setting in which advanced, highly skilled, medical education can take place. Fellows have the opportunity to not only acquire an in-depth knowledge of advanced skills in critical care and operative techniques, but also to develop both academically and professionally. The program is committed to delivering excellent clinical exposure, as well as directed, expert instruction, promoting autonomous education, and fostering the refinement of fellows' scientific and academic pursuits. The fellowship consists of a combination of mentorship with a gradual increase in clinical, administrative, and educational responsibilities; didactic instruction; hands-on experience; and self-directed learning.
Clinical rotations take place at University of Utah Health, Primary Children’s Medical Center, Intermountain Medical Center, and the Veterans Affairs Medical Center. During clinical rotations fellows evaluate new patients and manage patients under treatment, including the simulation and treatment planning, while under appropriate supervision. Fellow progress is evaluated on an individual basis following the completion of each clinical rotation and by the Program Director on a quarterly basis.
The fellowship aims to:
- Train competent, professional, and knowledgeable physicians to take excellent care of critically ill patients using evidence-based guidelines and scientific publications.
- Train surgical critical care intensivists to become board certified by the American Board of Surgery.
- Train fellows to participate and lead research investigations during and after fellowship, and to understand and be able to utilize medical statistics in their investigations.
- Keep the program “fellow-focused,” with a priority placed on fellow education while keeping in mind the need for patient care and hands-on teaching.
|Endotracheal or Nasotracheal Intubation||37.5||37.0|
|Fiberoptic or Rigid Bronchoscopy||20.0||25.5|
|Advanced Mechanical Ventilation||110.5||103.0|
|Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy for Acute Kidney Injury||31.0||42.5|
|Noninvasive Cardiac Output Monitoring||89.5||45.5|
|End of Life Care||34.0||31.0|
|Total Critical Care Patients||496.0||525.0|
Policies & Benefits
You can obtain more information regarding the graduate medical education policies and benefits, along with general information, at the Graduate Medical Education site.