Burn Surgery Fellow
One Year Burn Fellowship Position with an optional second year Surgical Critical Care Fellowship or vice -versa, in our American Burn Association Accredited Burn Center at University of Iowa Level One Trauma Center Hospital; 400-500 annual burn and wound patient admissions and > 2000 outpatient visits.
Burn Fellowship requirements:
• Minimum of AT LEAST Two years of general surgery residency
Surgical Critical Care fellowship requirements:
• Minimum of AT LEAST 3 years in ACGME accredited procedure oriented residency, including General Surgery, Surgical Subspecialties, Anesthesia, and Obstetrics & Gynecology, candidate is expected to be certifiable or have been certified by their corresponding specialty of the American board.
The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics seeks surgical residents or board eligible surgical graduates for a one year BURN FELLOWSHIP with optional second year as the Surgical Critical Care Fellow. With burn admissions around 300 annually, the trainee will acquire in-depth experience in the management of the entire spectrum of burn, complex wound care and critical care in the setting of a tertiary university teaching hospital. Educational opportunities include journal clubs and morbidity and mortality conferences. The trainee will also be given an opportunity to participate in clinical research with a chance to present at a national meeting. Upon completion of the one-year burn fellowship, the trainee, if they meet the ACGME-accredited Surgical Critical Care fellowship requirements, can complete a second year as the critical care fellow in the Surgical Critical Care Fellowship. This will allow the trainee to sit for the American Board of Surgery Examination in Surgical Critical Care.
Ideal candidates for our program must have completed/be completing an ACGME General Surgery and/or Plastic Surgery residency and be eligible for certification by the American Board of Surgery. International graduates will be evaluated on an individual basis. Applicants interested in stepping out of their general surgery or plastics residency for fellowship are reviewed on an individual basis, but must have completed a minimum of two years residency. J-1 and H1b visas are encouraged to apply. If plans to go into Surgical Critical Care Fellowship upon completing the Burn Fellowship, the applicant must complete a minimum of THREE years residency prior to the fellowship.
The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics is a tertiary medical center that includes a Burn Center which has been verified by the ACS/ABA Burn Center Verification Program since 1996 as well as a American College of Surgeons Level 1 Trauma Center. The University sits in the midst of beautiful rural landscapes in Iowa City, Iowa. This diverse and educated community is a hub for arts and entertainment, with energy and vitality for the arts, athletics, and medicine. The Iowa City area features some of Iowa’s top elementary and secondary schools, and its cost of living compares favorably with other cities that boast Big Ten universities. For additional information on this position please feel free to contact us directly.
How To Apply
For an application to the Burn Fellowship please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Burn Surgery Fellowship:
Lucy Wibbenmeyer, MD
Program Director, Burn Fellowship
Cate Unruh, MEd
Program Coordinator, Burn Surgery Fellowship
Surgical Critical Care Fellowship:
Kent Choi, MD
Program Director, Surgical Critical Care Fellowship
Program Coordinator, Surgical Critical Care
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