University of Washington School of Medicine - Harborview Medical Center

Affiliated with University of Washington — Seattle, WA

  • Trauma only
  • Critical Care only
  • Trauma & Critical Care
  • Acute Care Surgery
  • Advanced Practitioner
  • Duration: 1 or 2 years
  • Positions available: 3
  • Salary: (NIH pay scale)
  • Program Director: Ronald V. Maier, MD

Last updated: February 23, 2012

1) The University of Washington Department of Surgery has two trauma/critical care fellowships available. The first is a two year (one year if excluding optional M.P.H.) clinical trauma/critical care fellowship at Harborview Medical Center at the Northwest Regional Trauma Center. The program involves one year of primary critical care, functioning as a junior faculty member. The surgical critical care fellow also participates in trauma call and operative management. The critical care fellowship is RRC approved. The purpose of the optional second year is to train individuals in the basic sciences of epidemiology and public health services in preparation for a career in academic surgery. Candidates are entered in the Graduate School of Public Health with the opportunity to achieve a master's degree in public health. The trainee at completion will have the background training in the basic sciences of epidemiology and the clinical training in direct care and administration of a trauma system that will support an academic career in clinical trauma surgery.

2) The second program involves a two-year commitment as an NIH NRSA institutional postdoctoral fellow in basic science research involving the study of pathophysiology of trauma and burns. This non-clinical laboratory based fellowship prepares the individual pursuing a career in academic surgery in the technology of cellular and molecular biology and will be competitive for federal grants to continue research throughout their academic career. The candidates are placed in the laboratories of outstanding mentors who have active ongoing federal funding and active pursuit of the underlying pathophysiology of critical illness. These individuals must have completed at least three years of residency, and if not having completed a residency, must be guaranteed a return position by their Chair prior to acceptance.

Program started 1987

How to apply

Qualifications: Clinical: BE or BC Basic Science: R3+


About the hospital

  • Beds: 410
  • ICU beds: 36
  • Annual ED visits: 75000
  • Annual trauma admissions: 6200
  • Trauma faculty: 12

Fellowship procedures

  • Total surgical (annually): 3000
  • General surgical: 65%
  • Trauma: 35%
  • Blunt trauma: 80%
  • Penetrating trauma: 20%


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Seattle, WA 98104-2499

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