Surgical Critical Care Fellowship program

Medical SchoolThe Surgical Critical Care fellowship program at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University is an American Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) accredited 12-month program designed to develop leaders who will practice in an academic or private surgical critical care setting. It's our goal to produce graduates who, upon completion of the program:

  • Implement evidence-based, scientifically tested approaches to care that are cost-effective yet innovative in the management of critically ill patients;
  • Embrace the patient-family centered care model in daily practice and when communicating with patients and families;
  • Develop dynamic and effective teaching skills and abilities;
  • Demonstrate leadership skills in the management of a complex intensive care unit;
  • Ignite a desire for inquiry through interdisciplinary and translational research and critical thinking.

The program utilizes the guidelines established by the Society of Critical Care Medicine in an effort to ensure a well -rounded exposure to all aspects of the discipline of surgical critical care. We are committed to producing well-rounded leaders who, in turn, will influence the next generation of care-providers by leading by example in the clinical setting, and providing quality education and scholarship.

The Surgical Critical Care (SCC) fellowship is based at our medical complex which includes: the Augusta University Medical Center, 478-bed adult hospital; a medical office building with more than 80 outpatient clinics in one setting; the Critical Care Center, housing the region's only Level I Trauma Center; and a 154-bed Children's Hospital of Georgia, which includes the region's only Level 3 Neonatal ICU and Pediatric Trauma Center. GRUMC has served as the regional Level I trauma center for more than 20 years, and currently provides trauma care for 15 counties in Georgia and several in South Carolina.

This information is intended to provide you with a comprehensive overview of the SCC program, as well as a brief introduction to the patient care protocols and day-to-day workings of the intensive care units (ICU) within the health system.