Massachusetts General Hospital

Affiliated with Harvard Medical School — Boston, MA

  • Trauma only
  • Critical Care only
  • Trauma & Critical Care
  • Acute Care Surgery
  • Advanced Practitioner
  • Duration: 1-2
  • Positions available: 2
  • Salary: PGY Scale
  • Program Director: David R. King, MD, FACS

Last updated: March 02, 2017

Applicants are invited to apply for a one or two year fellowship position in the Division of Trauma, Emergency Surgery and Surgical Critical Care at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) in Boston. MGH is the largest teaching hospital associated with the Harvard Medical School, and verified as a level I adult trauma, level I pediatric trauma and level I burn center. Our division manages 2,500 adult trauma patients, 2,000 non-trauma emergency surgery patients (with >1,500 non trauma operations/year), as well as a broad spectrum of elective cases. Extensive clinical and basic science research opportunities are available, as well as, an optional rotation at the busiest trauma center in the world, Baragwanath Hospital in Johannesburg, South Africa.
There are two positions available. One position is available in the one year Surgical Critical Care fellowship and one position in the two year Acute Care Surgery fellowship. The first year would be an ACGME approved Surgical Critical Care Fellowship, followed by an additional year focused on Trauma and Emergency Surgery. The Acute Care Surgery Fellowship is approved by the AAST. Board Certification/Eligibility in General Surgery is required. Candidate would be eligible for faculty appointment at the Harvard Medical School during the acute care surgery year.

Program started 1994

How to apply  - (617) 724-4121 (phone)

Qualifications: Applicants must have completed at least three clinical years in an ACGME-accredited graduate educational program in one of the following specialties: anesthesiology, emergency medicine, neurological surgery, obstetrics and gynecology, orthopaedic surgery, otolaryngology, surgery, thoracic surgery, vascular surgery, or urology. Applicants who have completed an emergency medicine residency must also complete one preparatory year as an advanced preliminary resident in surgery at the institution where they will enroll in their surgical critical care fellowship. Massachusetts General Hospital is approved to accept EM residents.

Please submit an electronic application and letters of recommendations through Surgical critical care and Acute care surgery Fellowship Application Service (SAFAS):

Research opportunities

The Division of Trauma, Emergency Surgery and Surgical Critical Care at Massachusetts General Hospital has a robust laboratory and clinical research program that all fellows are able to participate in.

About the hospital

  • Beds: 999
  • ICU beds: 38
  • Annual ED visits: 100000
  • Annual trauma admissions: 2800
  • Trauma faculty: 8

Fellowship procedures

  • Total surgical (annually): 2100
  • General surgical: 85%
  • Trauma: 15%
  • Blunt trauma: 90%
  • Penetrating trauma: 10%


Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA 02114


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