University of Utah

Affiliated with University of Utah — Salt Lake City, UT

  • Trauma only
  • Critical Care only
  • Trauma & Critical Care
  • Acute Care Surgery
  • Advanced Practitioner
  • Duration: 1 year
  • Positions available: 1
  • Salary: $87,665
  • Program Director: Alexander Colonna, MD, MSCI, FACS

Last updated: June 05, 2023



The University of Utah Acute Care Surgery (ACS) Fellowship program provides a setting in which advanced, highly skilled, medical education can take place. The faculty provides the opportunity for fellows to not only acquire an in-depth knowledge of advanced skills in Acute Care Surgery (Trauma, Emergency General Surgery, and Surgical Critical Care), but also to develop both academically and professionally. This is achieved through an American Association for the Surgery of Trauma (AAST) approved ACS Fellowship training in the management of emergency general surgery and trauma patients, and training to enhance administrative, research, and educational skills.

We are committed to providing excellent clinical exposure, as well as directed, expert instruction, promoting self-directed education, and fostering the refinement of fellows’ scientific and academic pursuits. The educational program consists of a combination of mentorship with a gradual increase in clinical, administrative, and educational responsibilities; didactic instruction; hands-on experience; and self-directed learning.

Clinical rotations take place at University of Utah Health, Intermountain Medical Center, and the Veterans Affairs Medical Center. During clinical rotations fellows evaluate new patients and manage patients under treatment, including the simulation and treatment planning, while under appropriate supervision. Fellow progress is evaluated on an individual basis following the completion of each clinical rotation and by the program director on a quarterly basis.

How to apply  - (801) 581-6345 (phone)

Qualifications: To be eligible, an applicant must have completed an ACGME-accredited general surgery residency program in the United States or Canada and a Surgical Critical Care (SCC) fellowship prior to their state date.

Additionally, the fellow must meet all the requirements contained in the “Eligibility and Credentialing of Housestaff” Policy of the University of Utah Office of Graduate Medical Education (GME), including:

-Being eligible for and obtaining a license to practice medicine in the state of Utah.
-Completion of all United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) examinations.
-Graduation from a U.S. or Canadian medical school accredited by the ACGME
-Graduation from a college of osteopathic medicine in the United States accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) OR
-Graduation from a medical school outside of the United States and meets one or more of the following qualifications:
1. Has a currently valid Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) certificate OR
2. Has a full and unrestricted license to practice medicine in U.S. licensing jurisdictions OR
3. Is a graduate of a medical school outside of the United States and has completed a Fifth Pathway program provided by a Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME)-accredited medical
-Passing a criminal background check
-Compliance with the Health Sciences Center Drug Testing

Applicants must submit the following materials to Associate Director of Education, Anna Darelli-Anderson, at

-Personal statement
-Curriculum Vitae
-Three (3) letters of recommendation
-USMLE and ABSITE scores
-ECFMG certificate (if applicable)

About the hospital

  • Beds: 613
  • ICU beds: 100
  • Annual trauma admissions: 2500

Fellowship procedures


30 North 1900 East
Salt Lake City, UT 84132

University of Utah Salt Lake City, UT

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