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Acute Care Surgery Fellowship Program

NRMP# 2918442F0

Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School is seeking applicants for two positions in our one year AAST verified Acute Care Surgery Fellowship to start July 1, 2016.

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.

The ACS fellowship positions include a distinct one-year ACGME approved fellowship in Surgical Critical Care as well as an additional year comprised of six months on the Acute Care Surgery service (Trauma, Emergency Surgery, and Surgical Critical Care) and six months in rotations for additional training in thoracic surgery, vascular surgery, hepatobiliary surgery, interventional radiology, and neurosurgery. The applicant must have completed an ACGME approved residency in General Surgery and received fellowship training in Surgical Critical Care by the start date. Candidate must be dedicated to the teaching of medical students, residents and nurse practitioners. There is strong support for both clinical and basic science research.

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
Program Director, Acute Care Surgery Fellowship
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
89 French Street
3rd floor, Room 3270
New Brunswick NJ 08901
Phone: (732) 235-7766
Fax: (732) 235-2964
Email: peckgr@rwjms.rutgers.edu

Crystal Camarena, CPC
Program Coordinator, Acute Care Surgery Fellowship
Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
89 French Street
3rd floor, Room 3268
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Phone: (732) 235-5114
Fax: (732) 235-2964
Email: camarecr@rwjms.rutgers.edu