Curriculum

Mayo Clinic critical care physicians doing rounds

Clinical training

Your clinical training covers the subspecialty areas of surgical critical care. Clinical rotations include 10 months of required rotations and two months of electives.

Rotations

Required

  • Trauma and general surgical ICU (7-9 months)
  • Cardiovascular surgical ICU (1 month)
  • Vascular and thoracic ICU (1 month)

Electives

  • Echocardiography (1 month)
  • Regions Hospital Burn Center — away (1 month)
  • Nephrology ICU (1 month)
  • Pediatric ICU (1 month)
  • Kidney and pancreas transplant ICU (1 month)

Rotation schedule

This is a sample schedule for the Surgical Critical Care Fellowship:

Month Rotation
August Trauma and general surgical ICU
September Kidney and pancreas transplant ICU
October Cardiovascular surgical ICU
November Trauma and general surgical ICU
December Trauma and general surgical ICU
January Trauma and general surgical ICU
February Trauma and general surgical ICU
March Nephrology ICU
April Vascular and thoracic ICU
May Trauma and general surgical ICU
June Trauma and general surgical ICU
July Trauma and general surgical ICU

Call frequency

Your call schedule is different for each rotation. Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science follows the recommendations of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

Research training

Research opportunities are available to fellows interested in academics. Advisers and resources are available, and you are encouraged to obtain instructor of surgery status upon your start in the fellowship.

Didactic training

Clinical conferences, formal courses, seminars, small discussion groups, journal clubs and one-on-one instruction are all integral parts of the fellowship.

You complete the following courses:

  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support Provider
  • Advanced Trauma Life Support
  • Advanced Trauma Life Support Instructor

Surgical Critical Care fellows also attend an advanced trauma operative management course (ATOM). You attend a national critical care meeting, such as a meeting of the Society of Critical Care Medicine, American Association for the Surgery of Trauma, Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma or Western Trauma Association.

Teaching opportunities

You have the opportunity to teach Mayo Clinic School of Medicine students, visiting students and residents on a regular basis. In addition, you have the opportunity to teach Advanced Trauma Life Support, Fundamental Critical Care Support and Pediatric Fundamental Critical Care Support courses.

Evaluation

To ensure that you acquire adequate knowledge and develop the appropriate technical skills to meet program expectations, your performance is monitored carefully during the Surgical Critical Care Fellowship. You are formally evaluated by supervising faculty members on a regular basis and meet with the program director to review these evaluations. In addition, you regularly evaluate the faculty to confirm that your educational needs are being met.

June 22, 2017