University Medical Center of Southern Nevada

Affiliated with Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV — Las Vegas, NV

  • Trauma only
  • Critical Care only
  • Trauma & Critical Care
  • Acute Care Surgery
  • Advanced Practitioner
  • Duration: 2 years
  • Positions available: 4
  • Salary: PGY6-7
  • Program Director: Allison McNickle, MD FACS

Last updated: February 06, 2024


A two-year Acute Care Surgery Fellowship is offered at our busy Level 1 Adult and Level 2 Pediatric Trauma Center. The first year consists of an ACGME-approved surgical critical care fellowship with rotations in Trauma ICU, Medical ICU, Pediatric ICU, cardiology, nephrology, infectious disease and trauma. The second year involves advanced surgical training in the nation's first AAST-approved Acute Care Surgery Fellowship. The ACS curriculum includes trauma, emergency general surgery, thoracic/vascular, hepatobiliary, neurosurgery, orthopedic surgery and Trauma Systems. Electives are offered in burn surgery and colorectal surgery. Training is completed at University Medical Center, Nevada's only Level 1 and Pediatric Level 2 Trauma Center. This busy, metropolitan trauma center evaluates over 10,000 and admits over 4,000 patients per year. We perform approximately 400 laparotomies and 75 thoracotomies per year. Our catchment area extends in a 300 mile radius, including portions of Arizona, Utah and California. We have the only "stand alone" trauma center west of the Mississippi River, with a dedicated trauma resuscitation area, CT scanner, angiography suite, three dedicated trauma operating rooms and a 14-bed trauma ICU.

Program started 2000

How to apply  - (702) 671-2273 (phone)

Qualifications: Requirements include completion of an approved residency in General Surgery and the candidate must be BC/BE. Candidates must also qualify for a Nevada medical license and malpractice coverage. In addition to clinical excellence, a documented commitment to academic excellence is essential.

We accept applications through SAFAS:

Research opportunities

We have a robust Acute Care Surgery research program with bi-monthly meetings and multiple ongoing projects. Upon arrival, a project is assigned to each fellow with the goal to present at a national meeting and complete a manuscript by the end of the 2 year fellowship.

About the hospital

  • Beds: 520
  • ICU beds: 50
  • Annual ED visits: 120000
  • Annual trauma admissions: 4000
  • Trauma faculty: 8

Fellowship procedures

  • Total surgical (annually): 3000
  • Blunt trauma: 80%
  • Penetrating trauma: 20%


1701 West Charleston Blvd. Ste. 490
Las Vegas, NV 89102

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