Acute Care Surgery Fellowship Program
This unique opportunity within the Division of Acute Care Surgery is designed to train board-eligible or board-certified surgeons who are seeking training in Trauma, Emergency General Surgery and Surgical Critical Care. The fellowship will provide advanced training in the initial resuscitation, operation and ongoing care of patients with life-threatening surgical diseases. This training prepares the Fellow to function with advanced skills suited for either an academic or clinical career in Acute Care Surgery. Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, a 610-bed facility located in New Brunswick, NJ, is the core teaching hospital of RWJMS and one of only three state designated, ACS verified Level 1 Trauma Centers in New Jersey. RWJUH is a tertiary referral center for cardiac, vascular and neuroscience services as well as home to the Cancer Institute of New Jersey and the Bristol-Meyers Squib Children’s Hospital. The Trauma service sees over 2600 trauma patients a year with 15% suffering penetrating injuries. The critical care service cares for over 1100 critically ill patients per year. The Emergency Surgery Service performed over 450 cases in 2011. The Faculty consists of seven fulltime academic trauma surgeons and two Surgical Critical Care fellows. Robert Wood Johnson has a simulation based training center, provides educational courses such as ATLS, Disaster Life Support, ATOM, and ASSET for the region and is nationally recognized as a leader in disaster preparedness.
In 2014, an International Fellowship component was established in partnership with the Universitario de Valle in Cali, Colombia. It presents a unique month-long, advanced penetrating operative trauma, advanced burn, and emergent general surgery experience to all second year fellows in our ACS fellowship. We have developed international relationships that will also offer administrative, research, and trauma system development opportunities that will afford fellows personal and academic growth in Global Health roles.
New Brunswick is the home of Rutgers University and is located approximately midway between New York and Philadelphia. Central NJ is a desirable place to live with good schools, professional sports, cultural attractions, recreational opportunities and is one half hour from the Jersey shore.
Interested applicants should forward their current curriculum vitae and three letters of recommendation to:
Gregory Peck, DO
Crystal Camarena, CPC