Surgical Critical Care Fellowship

Acute Care Team at UNMC Helipad

Welcome to the University of Nebraska Medical Center Surgical Critical Care Fellowship program!

The Surgical Critical Care (SCC) Fellowship at UNMC is a one-year ACGME-accredited fellowship for residents with at least five years of ACGME-accredited general surgery training in the United States.  The UNMC SCC fellowship program provides the highest level of training possible, culminating in eligibility for American Board of Surgery Certification in Surgical Critical Care.

The University of Nebraska Medical Center is a premier tertiary care academic institution centered in Omaha, NE, excelling in all three fronts of education, research, and clinical activities. Our SCC fellowship strives to maintain this standard of excellence as we continuously grow and innovate. Our mission is to provide the highest quality of care compassionately delivered for the traumatically injured, critically ill and emergency surgical patients, to educate tomorrow’s surgeons, and advance the field of acute care surgery through research and innovation.  We are proud to offer this teaching experience in Nebraska’s largest hospital with a dedicated 12 bed SICU.  Located near downtown Omaha, UNMC is a high-volume level I trauma center with a catchment area spanning multiple states, a large breadth of injury mechanisms, renowned solid organ transplantation center (kidney, liver, pancreas, and small bowel), and a referral center for the nation’s most complex and critically-ill patients. 

Our year-long SCC fellowship training encourages fellows to grow in all aspects of their professional development and is customizable according to the fellows' needs and aspirations. Throughout the course of the program, we provide numerous opportunities for additional specialization that will enable you to shape your future career, with rotations in the surgical intensive care unit, cardiovascular intensive care unit and neurointensive unit. These include, but are not limited to: ultrasound, research, quality improvement, trauma systems training, rural trauma experiences, teaching and simulation.  One of the biggest strengths of this program is the outstanding collaborative experience with other critical care fellowship programs, including critical care anesthesia and neurocritical care. 

In addition to providing a well-rounded, cutting edge learning experience, UNMC holds diversity and inclusion central to our mission.  UNMC prioritizes physician wellness, including a Wellness team and readily available resources.

 

Faculty

Faculty in the Division of Acute Care Surgery

Curriculum

The learning experience is comprised of a multimodal approach to ensure fellows are well-prepared to provide evidence-based critical care. The foundation of learning is at the bedside, with multidisciplinary teaching on rounds, led by the faculty. Didactic conferences include twice weekly lectures dedicated to Critical Care fellows, multidisciplinary Quality Assurance and Morbidity & Mortality conferences, and Grand Rounds lectures provided by visiting professors. Fellows will also participate in Journal Club once a month and attend ICU administration committee meetings.

Rotation Roster

The Application Process

Program Contacts

For more information regarding the Surgical Critical Care Fellowship Program at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, please contact: 

Charity Evans, MD, MHCM, FACS
Program Director
UNMC Critical Care Surgery Fellowship
Department of Surgery
University of Nebraska Medical Center
983280 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-3280, USA

Jessica Bruno, BSHM, Coordinator
UNMC Critical Care Surgery Fellowship
Department of Surgery
University of Nebraska Medical Center
983280 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-3280, USA
Phone: 402-559-8884