The University of Chicago Medical Center

Affiliated with The University of Chicago — Chicago, IL

  • Trauma only
  • Critical Care only
  • Trauma & Critical Care
  • Acute Care Surgery
  • Advanced Practitioner
  • Duration: 2 years
  • Positions available: 2
  • Salary: PGY 6 Level
  • Program Director: Dr. Susan Rowell, MD, MBA, MCR

Last updated: January 02, 2024

The University of Chicago (U of C) is a tertiary care center located within Hyde Park, a neighborhood adjacent to Chicago’s South Side. The U of C teaching facility is a 500+ bed hospital with 100+ intensive care unit beds. Our Illinois Department of Health Level-1 Trauma Center opened on May 1st, 2018. The Surgical Critical Care Fellowship was subsequently established in 2021. Our Fellowship provides exposure to every medical and surgical subspecialty within the institution. Additionally, it gives our Fellows the opportunity to collaborate with other trainees in Anesthesia, Medicine, Pulmonary and Neuro-Critical Care, Ethics, and medical education. Aside from a strong clinical basis, our Fellows’ practices will be rooted in knowledge of disparities in healthcare and in interdisciplinary teamwork.

Program started 2021

How to apply

Qualifications: Candidates must have completed an approved General Surgery Residency, or equivalent. Candidates must hold or be able to obtain a valid Illinois medical license. Candidates must also be able to provide a current CV, 3 letters of recommendation, ECGME certification (if applicable), and USMLE/COMLEX scores.

Fellowship applications will be accepted through the Surgical Critical Care and Acute Care Surgery Fellowship Application Service (SAFAS).

Research opportunities

Each Fellow will be strongly encouraged to participate in a research project leading to a local, regional, or national conference podium presentation and subsequent peer-reviewed publication. Based on your interests, a research mentor will be assigned to assist with your project’s development, Institutional Review Board (IRB) submission, and project execution.

About the hospital

  • Annual trauma admissions: 4169
  • Trauma faculty: 13

Fellowship procedures


5841 S. Maryland Ave.
Chicago, IL 60637

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