University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Parkland Memorial Hospital

Affiliated with University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center — Dallas, TX

  • Duration: 1 year
  • Positions available: 1
  • Salary: 73,170
  • Program Director: Linda Dultz, MD, MPH, FACS and Brett Arnoldo, MD, Chair in Burn Care

Last updated: April 28, 2021


Our one year ACGME approved Burn/SCC Fellowship allows candidates to be board eligible in surgical critical care and obtain a burn certificate at the completion of their training. Fellows spend six months on the burn service at Parkland Memorial Hospital and an additional three months in various ICU settings including SICU and CVICU. Additional electives available include anesthesia, PICU, neurocritical care, echocardiography, ECMO and CCU. Fellows also spend 1-2 months as the chief of our trauma and acute care surgery service where they perform 60-80 cases per month.

During the burn component of their year, fellows become proficient in all aspects of burn care and burn reconstructive surgery. This includes non-operative burn management and resuscitation, inhalation injuries, escharotomies, fasciotomies, skin grafting, amputations, and application of skin substitutes. Training in reconstructive care includes multimodal laser training and reconstructive procedures from local flaps and adjacent tissue rearrangements to pedicle and free tissue transfer. This also includes training for hand specific burn reconstruction. At the completion of the program, fellows are competent in treating all burn patients in the outpatient and inpatient setting.

UT Southwestern is an equal opportunity employer. Applications should be submitted through
www.safas-sccpds.fluidreview.com

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ABA Verification Status: verified

SCC Board eligible at completion of training (Yes/No): Yes

ACGME verification status: Yes

Length of fellowship program: 1 year

How many months strictly burn training?
Minimum: 6 months
Maximum: 2 years

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Facility Description:
Parkland Health & Hospital System first opened its doors in 1894 and is now one of the largest public hospital systems in the country. The 2.8 million square foot campus averages more than 1 million patient visits annually. Services include a Level I Trauma Center and the second largest civilian burn center in the U.S. It is the only burn center in North Texas verified by the American Burn Association and the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma.

Hospital statistics:
Parkland Memorial Hospital
Beds: 884
Burn ICU beds:12
Burn Floor beds: 18
SICU beds: 12
Annual ED visits: >250,000
Annual burn admits: 950
Annual trauma admits: 2,000
Annual burn operations: 520
Annual burn clinic visits: 3000

Faculty:
Burn Faculty - 6
Trauma Faculty - 9

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Number of burn procedures performed, on average, annually by fellow: 320 cases/6 months

Number of trauma procedures performed, on average, annually by fellow: 130 cases/2 months

How to apply

linda.dultz@utsouthwestern.edu and brett.arnoldo@utsouthwestern.edu

Qualifications: A fellowship candidate for Surgical Critical Care must meet the following criteria:
--Has completed training and holds an M.D. or equivalent degree
--Is board eligible or board certified in general surgery

Candidates should submit an application no later than July 15 for enrollment in the following year. Successful applicants will be contacted for an interview.

Requirements for Application
-- Applications are to be submitted through Surgical Critical Care and Acute Care Surgery Fellowship Application Service (SAFAS)
-- CV
-- Three letters of recommendation
-- Enrollment in match

Fellowship Coordinator:
Shenisa Mitchell, GME program coordinator
Phone: 214-648-7223
Email: shenisa.mitchell@utsouthwestern.edu

Program Directors, Chair:
Linda Dultz, MD, MPH, FACS, SCC Program Director
Brett Arnoldo, MD, Chair in Burn Care
Phone: 214-648-5457
Email: Linda.Dultz@utsouthwestern.edu
Email: Brett.Arnoldo@utsouthwestern.edu

Research opportunities

Opportunities exist in basic science, clinical trials and outcomes research. The division is funded by the National Institutes of Health, the Department of Defense and the American College of Surgeons. Eligible candidates can work on various projects involving heterotopic ossification, muscle fibrosis, tissue regeneration, wound healing, nutrition, burn resuscitation and burn reconstruction outcomes. Additionally, UTSW is a NIDDLR center for the BMS, allowing fellows to participate in outcomes data and multi-center institutional studies.

About the hospital

  • Beds: 884
  • ICU beds: 24
  • Annual ED visits: 250000
  • Annual trauma admissions: 2000
  • Trauma faculty: 9

Fellowship procedures

  • Total surgical (annually): 4000
  • General surgical: 80%
  • Trauma: 20%
  • Blunt trauma: 80%
  • Penetrating trauma: 20%

Location

5323 Harry Hines Boulevard
Dallas, TX 75390
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