Boston Medical Center

Affiliated with Boston University School of Medicine — Boston, MA

  • Trauma only
  • Critical Care only
  • Trauma & Critical Care
  • Acute Care Surgery
  • Advanced Practitioner
  • Duration: 1 year
  • Positions available: 2
  • Salary: 84,516.84
  • Program Director: Noelle Saillant, MD FACS

Last updated: March 27, 2023

The Department of Surgery at Boston University School of Medicine and Boston Medical Center is seeking candidates for fellowship training in surgical critical care.

The fellowship includes research, clinical, and operative opportunities. The experience is tailored to the career desires of the fellow to prepare them to excel in an academic setting, and, eventually, assume leadership positions in the local and national communities. A clinic and consult based general surgery practice augments the busy emergent general surgery experience. In addition to teaching residents and medical students, there may be protected time for clinical and basic science research.

The Divisions of Trauma and Surgical Critical Care admit approximately 2400 patients/yr to an Adult and Pediatric Level I Trauma Center. All surgeons in the group are Board-certified in Surgery and Surgical Critical Care and are full-time members of the faculty of Boston University School of Medicine. The surgical intensive care units at Boston Medical Center have a total of 28 surgical beds and 20 step-down beds, admitting, each year, over 1500 patients with multiple trauma, neurotrauma, and multisystem organ failure, as well as patients with a wide range of general, vascular, thoracic, urologic, neurologic, and orthopedic diseases for perioperative hemodynamic monitoring and care.

The Critical Care Fellowship offered by the Section of Critical Care Medicine, Department of Surgery at Boston Medical Center is an ACGME accredited clinical fellowship that provides rotations in the surgical intensive care units of Boston Medical Center. In addition, elective rotations in burns, medicine, anesthesia, neurologic, and coronary care unites are available. The Critical Care Medicine section is a multi-disciplinary service staffed by physicians certified by the American Board of Surgery, Internal Medicine, and/or Anesthesia.

Applicants should be board eligible in surgery and license by the state of Massachusetts. General Surgery Residents must have finished at least three categorical years in an RRC approved residency program. One Year Critical Care Fellowships are available to candidates who are board eligible in surgery, anesthesia, or ob/gyn. The Fellow will develop skills in the care of the critically ill patients and in the administration and management of intensive care units. The Fellow will also develop the skills for non-operative therapy of trauma victims and emergent general surgery patients. The Fellow will be involved in clinical and/or basic science research related to trauma and critical care.

The City of Boston offers a wide variety of cultural and recreational activities and is an ideal place to live and work. It offers world-renowned sports, music, and cultural events, as well as easy access to four season recreational opportunities: on land, slopes, or sea.

The following should be submitted for your application to be considered for position in our Program:
Applicant’s CV
Personal Statement
USMLE transcript
ABSITE transcript
3 Letters of recommendations

Program started 1982

How to apply

Qualifications: Board Eligible in General Surgery

SAFAS (Surgical Critical Care and Acute Care Fellows Application Service) at

Please email Lana Ketlere, with any questions.

About the hospital

  • Beds: 695
  • ICU beds: 82
  • Annual ED visits: 125500
  • Annual trauma admissions: 2600
  • Trauma faculty: 7

Fellowship procedures

  • Total surgical (annually): 18000
  • General surgical: 25%
  • Trauma: 10%
  • Blunt trauma: 65%
  • Penetrating trauma: 35%


850 Harrison Avenue
Boston, MA 02118


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