Orlando Regional Medical Center

Affiliated with University of Central Florida, Florida State University — Orlando, FL

  • Trauma only
  • Critical Care only
  • Trauma & Critical Care
  • Acute Care Surgery
  • Advanced Practitioner
  • Duration: 1 ears
  • Positions available: 4
  • Salary: $-$(Commensurate with postgraduate training level)
  • Program Director: Chadwick P. Smith, MD, FACS

Last updated: February 14, 2024

The twelve month Surgical Critical Care fellowship stresses state-of-the-art resuscitation of the critically ill patient with additional emphasis on intensive care unit administration, evidence-based medicine, Six Sigma quality assurance strategies, and clinical research. Training occurs in the surgical, burn, trauma, neurosciences, medical, and cardiac intensive care units under the direction of seven board-certified surgical intensivists / acute care and burn surgeons. A variety of electives are available to allow each fellow to tailor their learning experience to meet the needs of their future career.

The optional twelve month Acute Care Surgery / Trauma fellowship, recently accredited by the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma, builds upon the foundation created by the Surgical Critical Care fellowship, further emphasizing the care of critically ill surgical and trauma patients. Emphasis in the second year is placed on learning the skills necessary for trauma center administration. The Acute Care Surgery / Trauma Fellow rotates through a variety of surgical rotations in acute care surgery, trauma, hepatobiliary surgery, thoracic surgery, vascular surgery, burn surgery, orthopedics, and neurosurgery among others.

Each fellow also actively participates in both resident and medical student education as well as trauma center policy formulation and administration. This allows the fellow broad opportunities to develop skills in research, administration, and clinical practice.

Program started 1997

How to apply

chadwick.smith@orlandohealth.com  - (321) 841-5142 (phone) , (407) 648-3686 (fax)

Qualifications: The applicant must have successfully completed a five-year general surgery residency and be either board certified or eligible to take the American Board of Surgery qualifying examination. Successful completion of the program will qualify the fellow to sit for the examination for the "Certificate of Added Qualifications in Surgical Critical Care" from the American Board of Surgery. Select candidates who have completed at least three years of general surgery and have an approved categorical position to complete their PGY-4 and PGY-5 years may also be considered.

During application season we will be using the Surgical Critical Care/Acute Care Surgery Fellowship Application System (SAFAS)

Chadwick P. Smith, MD, FACS
Program Director, Surgical Critical Care Fellowship
Department of Surgical Education
Orlando Health
1335 Sligh Blvd, Suite 400
Orlando, FL 32806

Research opportunities

Acute Care Surgery and Surgical Critical Care clinical research.

About the hospital

  • Beds: 910
  • ICU beds: 72
  • Annual ED visits: 90000
  • Annual trauma admissions: 4700
  • Trauma faculty: 11

Fellowship procedures

  • Total surgical (annually): 2000
  • General surgical: 60%
  • Trauma: 40%
  • Blunt trauma: 80%
  • Penetrating trauma: 15%


1335 Sligh Blvd, Suite 400
Orlando, FL 32806


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