Medical University of South Carolina

Affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina — Charleston, SC

  • Trauma only
  • Critical Care only
  • Trauma & Critical Care
  • Acute Care Surgery
  • Advanced Practitioner
  • Duration: 1 year
  • Positions available: 1
  • Salary:
  • Program Director: Alicia Privette, MD, FACS

Last updated: March 15, 2024

The goal of the Trauma and Acute Care Surgery (TACS) Fellowship at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) is to provide advanced training in the clinical, administrative, research and educational components of trauma and acute care surgery. It is the intent of this program to produce academic surgeons who aspire to positions of leadership at major medical centers. Successful completion of the program should allow a smooth transition into an active practice in emergency general surgery, trauma and surgical critical care.
This fellowship is based in the Division of General Surgery in the Department of Surgery at the Medical University of South Carolina. This one year TACS Fellowship will be a non-accredited yearlong program designed to follow a previously obtained ACGME approved Surgical Critical Care Fellowship training program. Clinical activities are at the Medical University Hospital and may include provision of trauma care, surgical critical care, and emergency general surgery. The option for an Elective general surgery experience, including staffing an associated clinic, is also available. The Medical University Hospital is an academic medical center that is a quaternary referral center with sub-specialty expertise in nearly all fields. The Trauma Center at MUSC is verified by the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma as a Level I trauma center and provides care to over 2400 injured patients annually.

The Division of General Surgery maintains a busy emergency general surgery practice as well as its trauma, burn, and surgical critical care programs. Faculty members also perform elective general surgery. Overall, Divisional operative volume exceeds 1200 OR cases per year. The Division has well-developed clinical and violence-prevention research programs. Numerous publications and presentations at regional and national meetings provide opportunities for dissemination of our work and interaction with other programs nationally. The Fellow is expected to participate in all aspects of clinical, research, performance improvement, and injury prevention programs.

The TACS fellowship is intended for ABS Board eligible surgeons who have completed five years of general surgery residency or an international equivalent and a subsequent surgical critical care fellowship. The fellowship will provide the trainee with a broadly based, supervised and mentored experience in the broad range of clinical and research activities that comprise trauma and acute care surgery. This includes emergency general surgery, trauma, and surgical critical care. It is the intent of this program to provide the broad base of experience necessary for a successful career in acute care surgery, trauma and surgical critical care and to also accommodate individual needs for professional development. The individual customization for each trainee includes focused clinical as well as non-clinical experience in specific areas related to care of the injured patient, trauma systems, surgical critical care, and emergency general surgery, subject to the approval of the program director and consistent with the department’s overall educational mission defined by the Department of Surgery Graduate Medical Education Committee.

Program started 2023

How to apply  - (843) 792-8395 (phone)

Alicia Privette, MD FACS
Associate Professor of Surgery
Medical University of South Carolina

About the hospital

  • Beds: 874
  • Annual trauma admissions: 2400
  • Trauma faculty: 12

Fellowship procedures

  • Blunt trauma: 85%
  • Penetrating trauma: 15%


96 Jonathan Lucas St
Charleston, SC 29425


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