Program Director: Jose J. Diaz, MD, CNS, FACS, FCCM  
Program Coordinator: Josanne Walker

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The Acute Care Surgery Fellowship program at the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center is an American Association for the Surgery of Trauma verified program for a total of 3 positions.

Acute Care Surgery Fellows must have successfully completed a General Surgery Residency and a Surgical Critical Care fellowship year to be able to matriculate into the second year as an “Instructors in Surgery”.

Qualified applicants should meet the following prerequisites:

  • Completion of approved general surgery residency
  • Board eligibility or certification by the American Board of Surgery
  • Established ability as a teacher of medical students and residents.
  • Ability to obtain a State of Maryland Medical License

The fellowship year is divided into two major components to meet the AAST curriculum.

I. Core Rotations (6 month): The fellow rotates on these services as a junior attending with a senior attending to mentor and supervise the fellows progress.

  1. Trauma @ RAC STC
  3. Soft Tissue @RAC STC
  4. Trauma / Emergency General Surgery @ Prince George

II. Required Rotations (3 month): The fellow rotates on these services as a clinical fellow to obtain additional clinical and operative experience in these specific clinical areas.

  1. Thoracic Surgery (Upper Chesapeake Hospital)
  2. Vascular Surgery (UMMC / BWMC / VA)
  3. Transplant / Hepatobiliary / Organ Harvest Team Call (UMMC)

III. Electives

  • 2 months

IV. Research

  • 1 month

V. Additional Training

  1. IVC Filter Program
  2. ECHO