Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

Affiliated with Wake Forest School of Medicine — Winston-Salem, NC

  • Trauma only
  • Critical Care only
  • Trauma & Critical Care
  • Acute Care Surgery
  • Advanced Practitioner
  • Duration: 2 years
  • Positions available: 3
  • Salary: Commensurate with PGY 6 and PGY 7 levels
  • Program Director: R. Shayn Martin, MD

Last updated: January 30, 2018

The central goal of the AAST-accredited Surgical Critical Care (SCC) / Acute Care Surgery (ACS) Fellowship at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center is to train well-rounded clinicians with broad knowledge in all aspects of trauma, critical care and emergency general surgery who are capable of disseminating expertise and education locally, regionally and nationally. We also aspire to produce surgeons who are prepared to become leaders in the field of SCC and ACS either in an academic or community-based environment.

The SCC Fellowship is an ACGME -approved program that offers a rich educational experience in the management of critical illness involving trauma, general surgery, transplant, vascular, burn and ECMO patients. The curriculum consists of direct patient care as well as conferences, literature reviews and independent learning provided by an enthusiastic group of faculty with diverse academic interests.

The Wake Forest ACS Fellowship is one of only 21 training programs accredited by the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma (AAST). While continuing to obtain the traditional advanced training in trauma, the ACS fellows also receives additional education in emergency general surgery and fields, such as thoracic surgery, vascular surgery, orthopaedics, neurosurgery, hepatobiliary surgery, and interventional radiology. During this year, the ACS fellow assumes a leadership role on the busy trauma and emergency general surgery services. Intensive Care Unit and Trauma Center administration is also taught and research endeavors are highly encouraged and highly supported.

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center is a NC state designated and American College of Surgeons verified level I trauma center that serves western North Carolina and areas in the surrounding three states. The 820 bed hospital admits 3500 trauma patients per year of which over 780 are managed in the Trauma ICU. In addition, approximately 1600 patients are cared for on the Emergency General Surgery service and over 450 patients are admitted to the surgical ICU. Between trauma and emergency general surgery cases, the ACS service supports a combined operative load of approximately 2000 cases per year.

Program started 2019

How to apply

romartin@wakehealth.edu  - (336) 716-2409 (phone) , (336) 716-9758 (fax)

Qualifications: Completed 5 year ACGME - accredited general surgery residency.

For more information visit our website at http://www.wakehealth.edu/School/General-Surgery/Fellowships/Surgical-Critical-Care/Surgical-Critical-Care.htm. To apply for the fellowship, submit application with CV and three letters of recommendation through SAFAS (https://safas-sccpds.fluidreview.com) which we use in conjunction with the Surgical Critical Care Program Directors Society (SCCPDS). The Wake Forest fellowship program uses the National Residency Match Program (NRMP). Further inquiries can be directed to the program director at romartin@wakehealth.edu or program coordinator at jhinson@wakehealth.edu

About the hospital

  • Beds: 820
  • ICU beds: 134
  • Annual ED visits: 85
  • Annual trauma admissions: 3500
  • Trauma faculty: 11

Fellowship procedures

  • Total surgical (annually): 2000
  • General surgical: 60%
  • Trauma: 40%
  • Blunt trauma: 85%
  • Penetrating trauma: 15%


1 Medical Center Blvd
Winston-Salem, NC 27157


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