Surgical Critical Care Fellowship

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Program Director: Dionne J. Blyden, M.D.
Program Coordinator: Deshira Davis

The Henry Ford Hospital Surgical Critical Care Fellowship Program has graduated approximately 60 fellows since its inception in 1991. The fellowship provides a formal, intellectual environment for acquiring the knowledge, skills, clinical judgment, and attitude essential to the practice of Surgical Critical Care. The program is designed to provide advanced training to graduates of approved surgical residencies or to surgical residents above the PGY3 level who have a position in an approved surgical residency. The program allows the surgeon to acquire competence and expertise as a practitioner, consultant, and teacher in critical care. The program emphasizes scholarship, self-instruction, development of critical analysis of clinical problems, ability to prioritize patient care needs with the ability to make appropriate decisions on complex surgical and medical problems in critically ill surgical patients. The training will also ensure the development of skills to perform procedures required for the practice of Surgical Critical Care. Completion of the program will provide the surgeon with proficiency in managing critically ill patients, teaching critical care skills and in supervising critical care units.

The Surgical Critical Care Program is a 1-year program which includes at least 12 months of direct patient care experience. Except for bedside procedures, this is a non-operative fellowship. The fellows rotate 9 months on the Surgical Critical Care Service, 1 month on the Cardiac/Cardiothoracic ICU Service, 2 weeks in the Neurosurgical ICU, 2 weeks on the Nephrology Service, 2 weeks on the Anesthesia Service and 2 weeks on the Nutrition Service.

The competency-based education curriculum, simulations, structured teaching experiences, and scholarly activities and supervision/mentorship by experienced faculty complete the fellow experience.

Eligibility Requirements

All required clinical education for entry into ACGME-accredited fellowship programs must be completed in an ACGME-accredited residency program, or in an RCPSC-accredited or CFPC-accredited residency program located in Canada.

Fellowship programs must receive verification of each entering fellow’s level of competency in the required field using ACGME or CanMEDS Milestones assessments from the core residency program.

Prior to appointment in the program, fellows must have completed at least three clinical years in an ACGME-accredited graduate educational program in one of the following specialties: anesthesiology, emergency medicine, neurological surgery, obstetrics and gynecology, orthopedic surgery, otolaryngology, plastic surgery, surgery, thoracic surgery, vascular surgery, or urology.

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