Trauma And Acute Care Surgery Fellowship

About our Trauma, Surgical Critical Care and Acute Care Surgery Fellowship

The University of Kentucky offers a 1 or 2 year trauma/surgical critical care/acute care surgery fellowship. This includes one year ACGME approved Surgical Critical Care residency. Applicants must be ACGME eligible. UK Healthcare, located in Lexington, is a 600 bed ACS verified level I tertiary referral trauma center serving rural central and southeastern Kentucky. The Section of Trauma/Critical Care/Emergency Surgery manages two intensive care units and provides coverage for the Trauma/Emergency Surgery Service. The service evaluates more than 3000 trauma patients and 1000 general surgical emergencies each year. This is a true acute care surgery experience.

The program adheres to the ACGME work hour rules. Night call is 1 per week in-house and intermittently from home, every other weekend off. Clinical and basic science research projects are available and encouraged. There are several different clinical rotations assigned throughout the year to give a varied experience in all facets of surgical critical care. Rotations include Cardiothoracic Surgery ICU, Neurosurgery ICU, Medicine ICU, Burn ICU and two elective rotations. The fellow will participate in at least 6 core months of surgical critical care combining trauma and acute care surgery patients. The fellow will have the opportunity for operative exposure during their night call in addition to select surgical critical care patients.

Selection to the fellowship is accomplished through the National Resident Matching Program. Interested candidates are asked to submit their applications through ERAS. Only applications entered electronically will be accepted. Qualified applicants will be invited for interviews during the summer months.

Fellow Rotation Schedule (2013-2014)

Fellow Journal Club Schedule (2013-2014)

Fellow Manual

Past to Present Fellows

TO APPLY: Submit the SAFAS-SCCPDS application on-line which can be found at: Since this is a new application program, please email Pam Creech at to confirm receipt of your application. 

Application deadline: July 15, 2015.

Interviews will be held: July and August, 2015.

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The University of Kentucky is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.