UF Health at Shands Hospital

Affiliated with University of Florida — Gainsville, FL

  • Trauma only
  • Critical Care only
  • Trauma & Critical Care
  • Acute Care Surgery
  • Advanced Practitioner
  • Duration: 1 or 2 years
  • Positions available: 2
  • Salary: (Based on PGY level)
  • Program Director: Alicia M. Mohr, MD, FACS, FCCM

Last updated: January 08, 2015


Gainesville, FL

The University of Florida Surgical Critical Care Fellowship offers a dynamic 12-month multidisciplinary training program by a team of critical care specialists at the UF Health Shands Hospital. 90 combined beds include the Trauma ICU, the Surgical ICU, the Neuro ICU and the Burn ICU. In collaboration with the surgical services, the critical care teams manage 3,500 critically ill patients across trauma surgery, burn surgery, emergency general surgery, surgical oncology, pancreas-biliary surgery, bariatric surgery, neurosurgery, orthopedics, obstetrics and gynecology, vascular surgery, otolaryngology, urology, plastic surgery and transplantation surgery. Primary learning objectives include, but are not limited to advanced airway management, critical care ultrasonography (ex. FAST, TTE, TEE, ultrasound guided procedures), bedside procedures such as percutaneous tracheostomy, tube thoracostomy, vascular access, trauma and postoperative resuscitation, as well as sepsis, ARDS, and renal failure management. Surgical critical care fellows are required to do 9 months of critical care training, with at least 7 months of which are spent in the two SICUs.

Multiple electives are available, including Trauma Surgery, Burn Surgery, CTICU, MICU, PICU, Neonatal ICU, VA SICU/CTICU, Research, Nutrition, Ultrasound/Echocardiography, Airway, Transplant, IR, and Pediatric Surgery/ICU. All call duties are almost exclusively in-house 12 hour shifts. Surgical critical care fellows are expected to actively participate in resident education, as well as protocol implementation and construction. UF Health Shands Hospital provides an outstanding learning environment for all critical care fellows, with multidisciplinary teaching in the ICUs and in teaching conferences.

Two positions are available each academic year. Surgical critical care trainees must be board eligible in general surgery, urology, neurosurgery or obstetrics and gynecology. The program is approved by the Residency Review Committee for Surgery through the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education and participates in the National Resident Matching Program. Upon successful completion of the fellowship, the fellow will be eligible to take the surgical critical care board exam.

Recently accredited by the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma, a distinct second year Acute Care Surgery Fellowship has been added. This fellowship builds on the foundation created by Surgical Critical Care Fellowship. At the completion of this second year, fellows will be trained to become leaders in academic surgical critical care, trauma, emergency general surgery and burns through an intensive mentored clinical experience and educational program. The Acute Care Surgery Fellow will rotate through a robust acute care surgery and trauma program as well as pancreatic, hepatobiliary surgery, thoracic surgery, vascular surgery, burn surgery, orthopedics and neurosurgery among others. This second year can be tailored to the specific trainee interests and may include a faculty appointment, research and/or a masters program in public health or medical education.

Our Acute Care Surgery Division is committed to the research training of Surgical Critical Care and Acute Care Surgery Fellows. Fellows are strongly encouraged to participate in all aspects of the Division's research programs. In addition, ATLS and ATLS instructor classes are offered at by the Acute Care Surgery Division, and fellow enrollment is strongly encouraged. Acute Care Surgery Fellows will be given the opportunity to participate in ASSET and ATOM courses that are available at UF Health Shands Hospital.

Program Director Information:

Alicia M. Mohr, MD, FACS, FCCM
United States
PO BOX 100287
Phone: 352-265-0916
Email: SCCF@surgery.ufl.edu

Program started 2008

How to apply

SCCF@surgery.ufl.edu  - (352) 265-0916 (phone) , (352) 265-3292 (fax)

Qualifications: Surgical Critical Care Applicants must be board eligible in general surgery, urology, neurosurgery or obstetrics and gynecology. A provision exists for general surgery resident applicants who have completed 3 years of general surgery training, although it is preferred that applicants have completed their general surgery training. General surgery residents who have not completed their training must be eligible for re-entry into their general surgery residency program.

Acute Care Surgery Applicants interested in the two year program must have completed a five-year general surgery residency and be either board certified or eligible for the American Board of Surgery qualifying examination.

Interested applicants should send a CV to:


About the hospital

  • Beds: 946
  • ICU beds: 140
  • Annual ED visits: 90618
  • Annual trauma admissions: 2600
  • Trauma faculty: 9

Fellowship procedures

  • Total surgical (annually): 2000
  • General surgical: 75%
  • Trauma: 25%
  • Blunt trauma: 90%
  • Penetrating trauma: 10%


PO BOX 100287
Gainsville, FL 32610


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