Adult Surgical Critical Care Fellowship
Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University School of Medicine Program
Department of Surgery
To provide the educational, clinical and administrative environment and resources to allow the fellow to develop advanced proficiency in the management of critically ill surgical patients, to develop the qualifications necessary to supervise surgical critical care units, and to conduct scholarly activities in surgical critical care. The fellowship will provide a broad based experience and training in adult surgical critical care allowing qualification for board certification in surgical critical care.
Program Accreditation and Directors
ACGME # 4422531027
Pediatric track: 1 slot
Adult track: 2 slots, available through NRMP match, program code 1295442F0
Associate Program Director (Adult) – Dr. Steven Tennenberg, Harper Hospital
Program Director (Overall and pediatric) – Dr. Raquel Gonzalez, Children’s Hospital
Program duration – 12 months
Applicants should be board certified or eligible (preferred) in General Surgery or enrolled and completed three years in an accredited general surgery residency. To apply, forward a letter of intent, curriculum vitae, references and three letters of recommendation (including from current or most recent Program Director). We are currently not participating with SAFAS.
Steven Tennenberg, M.D., Associate Program Director
Dept. of Surgery
Harper Professional Office Building, Suite 400
4160 John R
Detroit, MI 48201
Phone: 313-745-8773 (Secretary Amber Wilson)
Harper University Hospital (Adult)
Detroit Receiving Hospital (Adult)
Sinai-Grace Hospital (Adult)
Children’s Hospital of Michigan (Pediatric)
The primary clinical training is based in the adult surgical intensive care units at Harper Hospital (approx. 15 beds, focused on general surgery, cardiothoracic surgery, vascular surgery and other surgical subspecialties) and Detroit Receiving Hospital (approx. 12 beds, focused on trauma and general surgery). Rotations in the SICU of Sinai-Grace Hospital (approx. 15 beds, focused on trauma, neurosurgery and general surgery) are also available. Elective experiences (2 months) in neurointensive ICU, adult burn unit, pediatric SICU, MICU, pediatric ECMO, hyperbaric therapy, interventional radiology, anesthesiology (airway management, intra-op hemodynamic monitoring), echocardiography and nephrology are available. A direct operative experience of trauma and critically ill patients, limited as per ACGME guidelines, is available for interested fellows. Opportunities for research and scholarly activities are available and encouraged.
Faculty support comprises six surgical critical care faculty and four anesthesia critical care faculty.
Month 1 – SICU, Harper Hospital
Month 2 – SICU, Detroit Receiving Hospital
Month 3 – SICU, Harper Hospital
Month 4 – SICU, Detroit Receiving Hospital
Month 5 – SICU, Harper Hospital
Month 6 – SICU, Detroit Receiving Hospital or Sinai-Grace Hospital
Month 7 – SICU, Harper Hospital
Month 8 – SICU, Detroit Receiving Hospital or Sinai-Grace Hospital
Month 9 – MICU Harper Hospital or Detroit Receiving Hospital
Month 10 – Burn unit, Detroit Receiving Hospital
Month 11 – Elective
Month 12 – Elective
On call – possible up to about 1 day per week (depending on rotation, manpower needs and fellow interest). Weekends usually off, but some weekend duties may be required.
The curriculum is based on the ACGME program requirements for fellowship education in surgical critical care. A full didactic program of lectures, selected readings, journal club and M&M conference is offered.
FCCS and ultrasound courses offered and required
Independent reading and study is required in the following:
Critical Care textbook of choice
Adult Multiprofessional Critical Care Review, SCCM
Self-Assessment in Multiprofessional Critical Care, SCCM
Adult Residency Program, Adult ICU (VCCR) web-based
lecture series, SCCM
Salary: $54,074 (PGY4), $57,176 (PGY6)
Educational allowance: $3120 (included in salary totals listed)
Attendance at annual Society of Critical Care Medicine
Clinical Congress (Jan/Feb, must be covered by educational
Vacation – 3 weeks
Fellowship starting date – August 1, 2017
July – Sept 2016
Full schedule will be available in June
Contact us for specific dates.
Aug. 3, 2016 – rank order list submission begins
Sept. 21, 2016, 9PM – deadline for rank order submission and certification
Oct. 5, 2016 – Match Day