Program Director: William C. Chiu, MD, FACS, FCCM
Program Coordinator: Dora Russell

Please go to to complete fellowship application.

The Surgical Critical Care Fellowship program at the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center/University of Maryland Medical Center is an Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education accredited program for a total of 8 positions.

Qualified applicants should meet the following prerequisites:

  • Completion of ACGME-accredited general surgery residency
  • Board eligibility or certification by the American Board of Surgery
  • Established ability as a teacher of medical students and residents

The fellowship year is divided into 12 monthly rotations.

I. Core Rotations

  1. 2 months: Trauma Surgery
  2. 1 month:  Acute Care Emergency Surgery
  3. 2 months: Multi-Trauma Critical Care Unit
  4. 2 months: Neuro-Trauma Critical Care Unit
  5. 2 months: Surgical Intensive Care Unit
  6. 1 month:  Cardiac Surgery Intensive Care Unit
  7. 1 month:  Critical Care Echocardiography

II. Elective

  1. 1 month

III. Additional Training

  1. Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Course
  2. Advanced Surgical Skills for Exposure in Trauma (ASSET) Course
  3. Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) Instructor Course
  4. Advanced Trauma Operative Management (ATOM) Course
  5. Disaster Management and Emergency Preparedness (DMEP) Course
  6. Fundamental Critical Care Support (FCCS) Course
  7. Leading Edge:  Echocardiography and Ultrasound Course
  8. Mastering Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy (CRRT) Course