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Critical Care Fellowship

Virtual Interviews will continue for the 2025 application cycle. Optional in-person site tours will be available.

Welcome to the Surgical Critical Care Fellowship program at the University of Kansas School of Medicine, Department of Surgery located in Kansas City, Kansas. We are excited to share our program with you and hope to view your application in the near future.

The fellowship is based at The University of Kansas Health System, the quaternary referral center for this region and the busiest Level 1 trauma center verified by the American College of Surgeons in Kansas City. Our goal is to provide you excellent exposure to complex surgical critical care and to help you develop clinical, research, administrative and technical skills to ensure your success in a long career in surgical critical care. A specific educational agenda and didactic conferences have been developed to create a rich educational environment and allow graduating fellows to embark on their careers with leadership potential. To this end, you will be immersed in a busy surgical intensive care unit (SICU) with a multidisciplinary team to care for the most critically ill and injured patients in the Kansas City area.

A surgical critical care fellow will be directly involved in all phases of care of critically ill surgical patients. The main location of clinical experience will be the 20 bed SICU at The University of Kansas Health System. This ICU specializes in care of the critically injured, general surgery, acute care surgery, urology, surgical oncology, obstetrics/gynecology and orthopedic surgery patients with critical care needs. Additional rotations in the 20 bed cardiothoracic ICU and a selection of elective opportunities will ensure diversity of patient care and educational opportunities.

A new program, accredited by the ACGME in 2019, we are accepting two fellows per year in this 12-month training program. A successful applicant will be one who is completing an accredited US general surgery residency and will be eligible to sit for the surgical critical care board exam upon completion of the fellowship.

KU School of Medicine

University of Kansas Medical Center
Department of Surgery
Mail Stop 2005
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS 66160
Phone: 913-588-3117