University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Burn Fellowship

Affiliated with University of Iowa — Iowa City, IA

  • Duration: 12 months
  • Positions available: 1
  • Salary: Inquire
  • Program Director: Lucy Wibbenmeyer, MD

Last updated: October 19, 2021


The burn fellowship at University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics provides an exceptional opportunity for an in-depth experience in the management of the entire spectrum of care surrounding burns, complex wounds in a critical care setting.

UI Hospitals & Clinics is Iowa’s only comprehensive burn center, with pediatric and adult burn and wound admissions averaging 500 annually. Our burn treatment center has been verified by the American Burn Association since 1996, and the hospital has been designated by the American College of Surgeons as a Level 1 Trauma Center for both adult and pediatric patients.

Many of our past fellows have combined the one-year burn fellowship with an additional one-year surgical critical care fellowship. This comprehensive program offering provides our fellows with the training to sit for the American Board of Surgery Examination in Surgical Critical Care.

Here are our program qualifications
For the burn fellowship
• Two years of an ACGME-accredited general or plastic surgery residency.
• We also encourage international graduates with general or plastic surgical training to apply. Those with additional US training will be prioritized.
For the surgical care fellowship (optional second year if qualifications are met)
• Three years of an ACGME-accredited procedure-oriented residency, such as in one of these disciplines—General Surgery, Surgical Subspecialties, Anesthesia, Obstetrics and Gynecology. In addition, candidates are expected to be certifiable (or already be certified) by the American board of their specialty.

Here are our further considerations for the burn fellowship:

• Ideal burn fellowship candidates will have completed or be near completion of an ACGME General Surgery or Plastic Surgery residency and be eligible for certification by the American Board of Surgery.
• Applicants interested in stepping out of their general surgery or plastics residency are reviewed on an individual basis, and must have completed at least two years of residency.
• We evaluate international graduates on an individual basis. Individuals with J-1 and H1b visas are encouraged to apply.

One year Burn Fellowship Position with an optional second year Surgical Critical Care Fellowship (or vice-versa), in our ABA Verified Burn Center at the University of Iowa Level One Trauma Center Hospital; 400-500 annual burn and wound patient admissions and > 2000 outpatient visits.

The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics seeks surgical residents or board eligible surgical graduates for a one year BURN FELLOWSHIP with option second year as the Surgical Critical Care Fellow. With burn admissions around 300 annually, the trainee will acquire in-depth experience in the management of the entire spectrum of burn, complex wound, and critical care in the setting of a tertiary university teaching hospital. Educational opportunities include resident education hours, fellow education hours, journal clubs and morbidity and mortality conferences. Additionally, the trainee will be expected to participate in our burn unit council and performance improvement meetings in order to gain a more complete understanding of administration. The trainee is expected to participate in guided research and usually presents their work at a national meeting. Upon completion of the one-year Burn Fellowship, the trainee, if they meet the ACGME accredited Surgical Critical Care Fellowship requirements, can complete a second year as the critical care fellow in the Surgical Critical Care Fellowship. This will allow the trainee to sit for the American Board of Surgery Examination in Surgical Critical Care.

The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics is a tertiary medical center that includes a Burn Center which has been verified by the ABA/ACS and as an American College of Surgeons Level 1 Trauma Center.

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SCC Board eligible at completion of training): No for burn fellowship

ACGME verification status: None for burns; The surgical critical care fellowship is ACGME approved.

ABA verification status: VERIFIED

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Number of burn procedures performed, on average, annually by fellow: 300 plus

Number of trauma procedures performed, on average, annually by fellow: None

How to apply

Qualifications: Burn Fellowship requirements: Minimum of AT LEAST 2 years of general surgery residency or plastic surgery residency.

Surgical Critical Care Fellowship requirements: Minimum of AT LEAST 3 years on ACGME accredited procedure oriented residency, including General Surgery, Surgical Subspecialties, Anesthesia, and Obstetrics & Gynecology, candidate is expected to be certifiable or have been certified by their corresponding specialty of the American Board.

Ideal candidates for our program must have completed/be completing an ACGME General Surgery and/or Plastic Surgery residency and be eligible for certification by the American Board of Surgery. International graduates will be evaluated on an individual basis. Applicants interested in stepping out of their general surgery or plastics residency for fellowship are reviewed on an individual basis but must have completed a minimum of two years residency. J-1 and H1b visas are encouraged to apply. If plans to go into Surgical Critical Care Fellowship upon completing the Burn Fellowship, the applicant must complete a minimum of 3 years residency prior to the fellowship.

Brandee Baker, BAS
Program Coordinator, Burn Surgery Fellowship
Office: 319-353-7227
surgical-education@uiowa.edu

Research opportunities

Please see above. The fellow is expected to complete one guided research project, an abstract and a manuscript. Their work is usually presented at the American Burn Associations Annual Conference.

About the hospital

Fellowship procedures

Location

200 Hawkins Drive
Iowa City, IA 52242
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