University of Nebraska Medical Center

Surgical Critical Care Fellowship

The surgical critical care 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. Our 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, Nebraska, excelling in education, research, and clinical activities. Our surgical critical care fellowship strives to maintain this standard of excellence as we continuously grow and innovate. Our mission is to compassionately deliver the highest quality of care for the traumatically injured, critically ill and emergency surgical patients, while educating tomorrow’s surgeons and advancing 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 surgical intensive care unit. UNMC is a high-volume certified Level 1 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 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. 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 inclusion and belonging central to our mission. UNMC prioritizes physician wellness, including a wellness team and readily available resources.

Dr. Charity Evans

Charity Evans, MD, Surgical Critical Care Fellowship Program Director

In addition to being the fellowship program director, Dr. Evans is chief of the Division of Acute Care Surgery and a professor at UNMC. She also serves as medical director of the Dusk to Dawn youth violence prevention program and Encompass Omaha, a hospital-based violence intervention program.