OHSU

Surgical Critical Care

The Division of Trauma, Critical Care & Acute Care Surgery offers four fellowships in critical care. An optional second year is available.

The Surgical Critical Care fellowship is composed of a one-year training program housed at the only University-based quaternary medical center in Oregon which is also one of two Level I trauma centers in Portland. Fellowship rotations are designed to provide exposure to a broad range of critically injured and critically ill patients.

Fellowship Information

Program Director

Susan E. Rowell, M.D., M.C.R., F.A.C.S.

Coordinator

Lori Bohannon-Bushey

Contact

Address
Oregon Health & Science University
3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Rd.
Mailcode L611
Portland, OR 97239

Phone
503 494-6518

Fax
503 494-6519

Email

Number of Fellows (per year; July 1 to June 30)

4

Number of Faculty

12

Application process

OHSU participates in the NRMP match process. Interviews are held in Portland, Oregon from April through September. To apply, please fill out the online PDF application form and mail with a current CV, two letters of recommendation, and a letter from the Dean of your medical school to:

Susan E. Rowell, M.D.
Director, Surgical Critical Care Fellowship Program
Oregon Health & Science University
3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Road
Mail Code: L611
Portland, Oregon 97239

Salary/Year

Dependent upon PGY level; 2013-2014 range: $55,900 to $70,000.

Program Overview

The Surgical Critical Care fellowship is composed of a one-year training program housed at the only University-based quaternary medical center in Oregon which is also one of two Level I trauma centers in Portland. Fellowship rotations are designed to provide exposure to a broad range of critically injured and critically ill patients.

Fellows spend three months rotating on the Trauma Surgical Intensive Care unit where they work primarily with residents in the Department of Surgery and Emergency Medicine. The fellow is responsible for resident education as well as administrative duties and overall management of patient care.

While rotating on the Trauma Surgical Intensive Care Unit, fellows take Trauma and Emergency General Surgery night call approximately once per week on Thursday. The fellow is generally given Friday afternoon, Saturday and Sunday off.

Fellows spend a total of three months rotating on the General Surgical Intensive Care Unit where they provide critical care for the Emergency General Surgery service as well as the various elective surgical services at OHSU including oncology, hepatobiliary, minimally invasive, colorectal, vascular and bariatric surgery. While rotating on the General Surgical Intensive Care Unit fellows are not expected to take night call.

During the remaining six months, fellows have the opportunity to select electives in critical care units dedicated to pediatrics, medicine, cardiology, burns, neurosurgery, cardiothoracic surgery, anesthesia and transplant surgery. Additional opportunities are available in radiology and echocardiography. There is also the opportunity to spend a month at an outside institution, training abroad or conducting research. Generally, no night or weekend call is required while rotating on elective services. Fellows are also offered attendance to one paid national conference meeting of their choice.

Administrative Responsibilities

Administrative responsibilities include formulate and implement new ICU policies and guidelines, choose up-to-date and relevant articles for the weekly trauma breakfast, perform chart reviews for the weekly Morbidity and Mortality conference, lead the weekly multidisciplinary ICU rounds, give ICU curriculum lectures to the residents, give a grand rounds lecture during the fellowship, maintain a record of ICU patients managed and operations performed, maintain a record of work hours and days off duty, and complete monthly evaluations of the faculty and residents. The fellow is also expected to participate in monthly trauma faculty meetings, and seasonal fellow interviews.

Interaction with General Surgery Residents

The surgical critical care fellow will be part of the surgical team and thus will interact with general surgery residents and medical students. The fellow will be expected to participate in teaching opportunities of the daily care of surgical patients.

Conferences

Includes one month of daily lectures, weekly Trauma Conference, M&M, Trunkey/Mullins Fellow Rounds, and weekly multidisciplinary lectures.

Outside Rotations and Research

There is an opportunity to spend a month at an outside institution, training abroad, or conducting research.

Fellowship Program Director

Susan Rowell, MD

Susan Rowell, M.D., M.C.R. is the program director for the Surgical Critical Care Fellowship. She is the Research Preceptor for the OCTRI/OSLER TL1 Scholarship and has served as the clinical preceptor for the Principals of Clinical Medicine since 2009. She develops the curriculum for the critical fellowship and is an active researcher.