Surgical Critical Care Fellowship
Surgical Critical Care Fellowship Program at Methodist Dallas Medical Center
The Methodist Health System Surgical Critical Care Fellowship is new and growing, starting with our first fellow in July 2013. The Surgical Critical Care Fellowship Program received full accreditation from the ACGME effective July, 2013. Our Fellowship is a one year program that prepares trainees in all areas of surgical critical care.
The Surgical Critical Care Lecture Series is based on the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s resident ICU Course which incorporates both the basic science information and the clinical practice components in the lectures:
- Mechanical Ventilation
- Antibiotic-resistant Infections
- Venous Thromboembolism/Pulmonary-Embolism
- Therapeutic Hypothermia
- Hepatic Failure
- Endocrine Issues in Critically Ill Patients
- Medical Errors
- Traumatic Neurologic Injuries
- Pregnancy Related Critical Illness
- Acute Lung Injury/ARDS
- Cardiac Perioperative Care
- Blood Product Utilization and Complications
- Infection Prevention and Control
- ICU Utilization and Stewardship
The Surgical Critical Care Fellowship Faculty is comprised of 4 board certified surgical intensivists dedicated to patient care and teaching We offer our fellows weekly conferences, monthly journal clubs and discussion of critically ill patients in the SICU.
Surgical Critical Care Fellowship Facilities
About Methodist Dallas
Methodist Dallas Medical Center is strategically situated in close proximity to downtown Dallas and attracts a diverse spectrum of patients with problems ranging from general gastrointestinal and liver disorders to those with complex disorders requiring tertiary care expertise. Founded in 1927, Methodist Dallas is a 515 bed tertiary teaching center with a Level I Trauma Center (one of three in Dallas) and fully accredited by the Joint Commission. The Methodist Dallas medical staff includes over 250 physicians in over 60 specialties that serve the primary care needs for Dallas. Other post-graduate programs include residencies in Internal Medicine, Surgery, and Obstetrics and Gynecology and fellowship training in Gastroenterology and Hepatopancreaticobiliary Surgery.
Methodist Dallas has been well known for its kidney/pancreas transplant program. Methodist Dallas is now also a tertiary referral center for complex hepatic and pancreaticobiliary disorders. The Liver Institute at Methodist Dallas manages patients with all types of liver diseases and has been offering liver transplantation services since 2003. More than 50 liver transplants are performed each year. More than 5,500 interventional procedures are performed in the John R. Ford Center for Digestive Diseases GI Lab.
Surgical Critical Care Fellowship Goal
The goal of the Methodist Dallas Surgical Critical Care Fellowship program is to provide in-depth training and education relating to the treatment of critically ill patients in the SICU and to secure the highest quality care for all critically ill and injured patients. The program at Methodist is designed to produce competent intensivists upon graduation from the fellowship. Applicants must have completed an approved general surgery residency or emergency medicine residency with an additional year of general surgery training.