These are the primary centers at which you will rotate during your 2 year fellowship. While physically connected and sharing numerous resources including residents, fellows, and many clinical services, STC and UMMC are technically two distinct hospitals.

STC is the trauma center in which injured patients are brought in through the Trauma Resuscitation Unit (TRU) and are admitted to the inpatient units in the Trauma building for the duration of their hospitalization.

The University of Maryland Medical Center has more than 700 beds with 5 distinct adult intensive care units.

Capital Region

UM Capital Region Critical Care department is located in the Washington, DC suburbs. A level 2 regional trauma center which serves as a tertiary care facility for the region's critically ill patients. With 32 critical care beds and an active trauma service.

Unique Opportunities


Shock Trauma and the University of Maryland, together, support one of the nation's largest extracorporeal life support programs. We are Providing both Venoarterial (VA) and Venovenous (VV) ECMO support to patients. Our fellows take an active role in learning and managing this type of advanced mechanical support.


Often referred to as "liver dialysis" or "albumin dialysis," the Molecular Adsorbent Recirculating System is a treatment used for acute, fulminant liver failure. Used at STC to support select patients with liver failure as a bridge to recovery or transplantation.

Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy (CRRT)

The use of continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT) is common amongst our trauma and medical patient populations. Unlike many institutions and intensive care units where nephrology manages RRT, at STC the critical care teams are responsible for this. Fellows receive didactic and hands-on education on the fine points of managing CRRT and become proficient at it during their fellowship.

Simulation Centers

There are two high fidelity simulation centers shared by the University of Maryland Medical Center and The Shock Trauma Center that provide state of the art teaching facilities for trainees. Didactic and hands-on experience in these facilities occur regularly as part of the educational curriculum during fellowship.

Additional Training Opportunities

As a part of the fellowship training at STC you will also have the opportunity to take the following courses:

  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Course
  • Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) Instructor Course
  • Disaster Management and Emergency Preparedness (DMEP) Course
  • Fundamental Critical Care Support (FCCS) Course
  • Leading Edge: Echocardiography and Ultrasound Course
  • Mastering Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy (CRRT) Course