Washington University offers a 2nd year non-AAST approved Acute Care Surgery Fellowship at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Our fellowship affords advanced training and a junior attending experience with rotations on Trauma, Emergency General Surgery, General Surgery Consults, and in the Intensive Care Unit. The fellows are able to build on their training obtained as a Surgical Critical Care Fellow. Our fellows get excellent operative exposure to a wide variety of patients including those with multisystem traumatic injuries from both penetrating and blunt mechanisms and complex emergency general surgical diseases including urgent and emergent surgical cases. The fellow will also have the ability to be involved in the initial assessment, resuscitation, and ongoing management of critically ill trauma and emergency general surgery patients. Our fellows become skilled in a wide array of procedures including damage control operations, chest wall reconstruction, complex abdominal wall reconstruction, and advanced laparoscopic cases.
The fellowship will afford the fellows graduated autonomy under the guidance and mentorship of our acute and critical care surgeons. Fellows will also have the opportunity to participate in trauma and emergency general surgery performance improvement meetings and research, in addition to a wide variety of other clinical research projects. In addition, they have the ability to mature both academically and professionally with countless opportunities in didactic instruction and hands-on learning. Fellows have access to diverse opportunities at Washington University to expand career paths in clinical, research, educational, or administrative fields.