Mayo Clinic Surgical Critical Care Fellowship

Affiliated with Mayo Clinic College of Medicine — Rochester, MN

  • Trauma only
  • Critical Care only
  • Trauma & Critical Care
  • Acute Care Surgery
  • Advanced Practitioner
  • Duration: 1-2 years
  • Positions available: 2
  • Salary: $66,711 (PGY6)
  • Program Director: Mariela Rivera, M.D.

Last updated: November 21, 2017

The Surgical Critical Care Fellowship is an RRC-approved training program in the advanced care of critically ill and injured patients. Rotations include 7-9 months in the Trauma/General Surgery SICU, 1 month each in cardiac, and vascular/thoracic.

The fellowship provides experience and training in state-of-the art surgical critical care, with a wealth of surgical pathology.

Fellows participate in and lead daily teaching rounds. They also participate in patient care, educational conferences, and specialized rotations. There are multiple opportunities to participate in ICU committees, practice management guideline development, research projects, and fellowship administration.

Training will consist of twelve months: seven to nine dedicated to General Surgical Critical Care and Trauma (the fellow takes trauma call during this period), one to Cardiac Critical Care and one to Vascular and Thoracic Critical Care. Of the remaining time, electives can be chosen from the following: Echocardiography, Critical Care Nephrology, Critical Care Burn, Nephrology Critical Care, Pediatric Critical Care, and Transplant Critical Care.

Program started 1993

How to apply

Qualifications: BE/BC in General Surgery; completion of an accredited residency program or be a PGY4 in good standing in a categorical general surgery position with a guaranteed GS chief resident position.

Applicants should submit a current Curriculum Vitae with three recent letters of recommendation through SAFAS ( which we use in conjunction with Surgical Critical Care Program Directors Society (SCCPDS). The Mayo Clinic Surgical Critical Care Fellowship program uses the National Residency Match Program (NRMP). Further inquiries can be directed to the program director at

About the hospital

  • Beds: 2000
  • ICU beds: 150
  • Annual ED visits: 85000
  • Annual trauma admissions: 1800
  • Trauma faculty: 12

Fellowship procedures

  • Total surgical (annually): 17000
  • Blunt trauma: 97%
  • Penetrating trauma: 3%


Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN 55905

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