For Health Professionals

Surgical Critical Care/Acute Care Surgery Fellowship

Christiana Care offers an academic and clinical fellowship in surgical critical care and acute care surgery. This fully accredited, one-year program for surgical critical care and two-year program for acute care surgery provides superior, hands-on training for physicians who wish to become highly skilled surgical intensivists as well as educators and investigators in trauma and critical care disease. Successful candidates will develop the ability to provide high-quality care in an environment where value outcomes are increasingly becoming the bottom line.

Drawing from a wide range of patient-care experiences, a broad-based curriculum incorporates the latest advances in technology for the management of the critically ill and the politraumatized patients. Fellows will be trained in patient management as well as in all invasive and non-invasive diagnostic and therapeutic modalities.

Because Christiana Care is the largest teaching affiliate of Jefferson Medical College, there is ample opportunity to teach residents and medical students in a variety of settings. Over the course of the fellowship, we encourage our candidates to research.

Our aim is to prepare surgical intensivists and to provide state-of-the-art critical care that recognizes the shared humanity between doctor and patient, family and loved ones. Our philosophy in educating physicians now and for the future combines excellence in patient care with excellence in scholarship.