Our AAST-approved 2 year Acute Care Surgery fellowship aims to train the next generation of acute care surgeons, preparing them for clinical and administrative leadership roles in an environment of increasing need for emergency surgical treatment.
The first year of the ACS training program is an ACMGE-accredited Surgical Critical Care fellowship offered through the National Resident Matching Program. The second year curriculum provides advanced training in trauma care, emergency general surgery, and other trauma-related sub-specialities, including neurosurgery, orthopedic surgery, cardiovascular surgery, thoracic surgery, and pediatric surgery.
You Will Do It All: Caring for Trauma Cases and Surgical Emergencies
As the only fellow—subspecialty rotations do not have other fellows or residents—you will benefit from an extensive clinical experience. Last year, our trauma surgeons performed 2,822 procedures, including # exploratory laparotomies? # thoracotomies? # acute surgical cases?
Unlike most academic centers, we provide more emphasis on your needs and career goals. With a faculty to fellow ratio of 6 to 1, you will get individualized, high intensity, low pressure attention from a wide array of surgical and medical faculty.
Train at Western Massachusetts' Only Tertiary Referral Center
Baystate Medical Center is a 716 bed American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma verified Adult Level I and Pediatric Level II trauma center.
- The ED has more than 113,000 visits a year.
- Approximately 3,000 trauma activations resulted in more than 1,700 trauma admissions, with 200 of those being pediatric.
- A separate 16 bed SICU, directed and staffed by surgical intensivists, admits more than 750 patients a year.
- In 2012, a $250 million hospital expansion opened, featuring a new Emergency and Trauma Center and Heart and Vascular Center.
We Recognize the Importance of Family
We have not lost sight of the fact that your family is your highest priority. What do you that illustrates this?
The surgeons in the Trauma and Acute Care Surgery division are not just partners, but friends. Our remarkably collegial faculty and staff will become your second family.