Acute Care Surgery/Surgical Critical Care Rotations & Fellowships

Resident Rotations at Grady Memorial Hospital

use of ultrasound in trauma training

For general surgery residents and students rotating on the trauma and surgical critical care services, daily rounds are conducted with the attending surgeon and the current trauma fellow or surgical critical care resident. General surgery, emergency medicine, and oral surgery residents also rotate as PGY-2s on the surgical intensive care unit.

Conferences

Daily:

Sign-out and case discussion.

Weekly:

Trauma conference, surgical education conference, morbidity and mortality conference.

Acute Care Surgery and Surgical Critical Care Fellowships at Grady

Grady trauma center

The fully accedited acute care surgery fellowship and surgical critical care fellowship each last one year. Trainees typically enroll in the two fellowships consecutively, with the ACS fellowship preceding the SCC fellowship. Each year, the program accepts three board-eligible surgeons for the ACS fellowship, while the prior year's ACS fellows move into the SCC year.

The Emory acute care surgery fellowship is accredited by the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma. ACS fellows rotate on the Level 1 trauma service at Grady Memorial Hospital, assimilating operative experience with acute vascular, thoracic, and abdominal injuries.

Comprehensive care of the injured patient is a major focus, with fellows covering the resuscitation bay, operating room, clinic, and postoperative care. Elective cases include restoration of GI continuity, abdominal wall reconstruction, and spine exposure. Biostatistics training is also available. Bryan Morse, MD, MS, who holds several Grady-based positions, directs the ACS fellowship.

The ACGME-approved surgical critical care fellowship is composed of nine months of rotations in Grady's ICU and three months of critical care electives, including burns and echocardiography. Craig Coopersmith, MD, Emory Surgery's vice-chair of research, directs the SCC fellowship.

All Emory Surgery faculty on the trauma and surgical critical care services at Grady are certified by the American Board of Surgery in general surgery and surgical critical care. Broad opportunities are available for clinical research. The program strongly supports attendance and presentations at national meetings. All fellows have excelled academically, with a 100% first time pass rate on the Surgical Critical Care board examination.

Conferences

Daily:

Sign-out and case discussion.

Weekly:

Trauma conference, surgical education conference, morbidity and mortality conference.

Monthly:

Trauma outcomes review committee, trauma committee, multidisciplinary trauma grand rounds, ethics grand rounds.

Fellowship Application and Inquiries

Please apply to the Emory Acute Care Surgery/Surgical Critical Care Fellowship through the Surgical Critical Care and Acute Care Surgery Fellowship Application Service.

Any questions regarding the ACS fellowship may be directed to Dr. Morse at bryan.morse@emory.edu.

For the SCC fellowship, contact Dr. Coopersmith at cmcoop3@emory.edu.

Advanced Trauma Life Support Course

The Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) course is promulgated by the American College of Surgeons, and teaches physicians a systematic, concise approach to the early management of trauma patients. Pay for the course after your registration has been confirmed by Meg Lewis.

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