We utilize an organ system-based curriculum focused on critical physiology, as well as technical and non-technical skills.

Surgical Critical Care classroom

Twice Weekly Acute Care Surgery Conferences

Conferences are facilitated by faculty with the goal to generate active thought processes from learners. Fellows, residents, students and nurses attend. Topics are focused on critical care and acute care surgery.

Weekly Critical Care Lecture Series

Delivered by the fellow weekly, this conference is geared toward residents and students, and hones the fellows’ teaching abilities. Faculty help facilitate discussion. A lecture bank is available online for easy access to previously completed lectures.

Quarterly EM-ACS Conference

Fellows deliver an hour-long lecture or interactive discussion on an acute care surgery topic quarterly to the Emergency Medicine and Acute Care Surgery teams.

Weekly Acute Care Surgery Performance Improvement

We review patient cases weekly. All faculty, fellows and the chief resident are expected to attend. This is a multidisciplinary conference, with representatives from nursing, respiratory therapy and others are present as well.

Trauma Program Meetings

Monthly multidisciplinary trauma program meetings review key concepts and events of the previous month. This is an important part of regulatory verification processes.

Elective Rotations

Fellows will participate in advanced airway and echocardiography elective rotations, to be scheduled early in the year. Other electives may include trauma, hepatobiliary, cardiac surgery or other rotations of interest.

Journal Club

Monthly journal clubs focus in-depth learning and discussion on contemporary literature.

Mortality & Morbidity Conference

M&M is one of our most productive conferences. Cases that involve primarily critical care may be presented by fellows. Lively discussion is often generated in an educationally inspiring manner.

Grand Rounds

Monthly Grand Rounds conferences often involve an outside speaker who is frequently a nationally known surgical figure.