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The mission of the Surgical Critical Care Fellowship Program is to provide an educational environment to develop the skills for state-of-the-art support of human physiology under the stress of extreme illness, injury or surgery; provide compassionate and humanistic care to those individuals with critical surgical illness; provide an environment for the development of a program optimized for clinical basic scientists who will become leaders in the arena of multidisciplinary critical care medicine.
The goals of the Surgical Critical Care Program are:
- The fellow will become proficient in the recognition and comprehensive management of problems commonly encountered in the surgical critical care arena;
- The fellow will satisfy the requirements and successfully obtain certification in Surgical Critical Care by the American Board of Surgery;
The objectives of the Program include:
- The fellow will acquire the knowledge base and level of skill necessary to independently manage critically ill surgical patients;
- The fellow will utilize and become proficient with advanced technology to monitor the patient's pathophysiologic status;
- The fellow will acquire skills necessary to organize, administer, and supervise the critical care units including its specialized personnel, implementation of policies and procedures and direct the integration and cooperation with other hospital units;
- The fellow will perform in a leadership role in teaching and research in surgical critical care through service direction, delegation of assignments, leading teaching conferences, and research project development and oversight;
- The fellow will be knowledgeable of legal, ethical and socioeconomic issues relating to care of the critically ill patient;
- The fellow will direct research and investigative study for advancement in critical care treatment while applying ethical principles of human and non-human research for outcomes measurement and enhancement, measurement for improvement of practice inconsistencies to increase quality of care, identification and evaluation of specific agents or pharmacology affecting physiologic parameters, development of protocols, design of research models and thoughtful investigation of new techniques, technologic equipment or instrumentation and practice standards or other methods to promote economic savings;
- The fellow will become experienced in problem solving, logical reasoning, and critical thinking skills;
- The fellow will become a critical reviewer of the medical literature to make appropriate application of old or new science in the treatment of the critically ill or injured;
- The fellow will demonstrate the elements of compassion, understanding, professionalism and dignity in clinical practice.
The fellow will meet the general competencies in patient care, medical knowledge, practice-based learning and improvement, interpersonal and communication skills, professionalism and systems-based practice.