SURGICAL CRITICAL CARE/TRAUMA
The UCSF Fresno Medical Education Program offers a Surgical Critical Care/Trauma Fellowship through the department of Surgery. This one-year, ACGME-accredited Fellowship is based at Community Regional Medical Center in Fresno. CRMC is the only Level I Trauma Center serving California’s Central Valley with a population of 2 million. The trauma service is very active, admitting more than 2,500 trauma patients per year (80% blunt, 20% penetrating), with approximately 20% of these requiring ICU admission. Faculty support is strong with 8 surgery faculty members board-certified in surgical critical care.
The goal of the Fellowship is to enhance skills in the management of critically ill patients. For the patient with traumatic injury, management begins with initial evaluation and resuscitation and operative management and continues until discharge. The Fellow is involved in comprehensive critical care management issues, such as multidisciplinary committees and protocol development. A second year to allow for further research pursuits or MPH (via California State University, Fresno) is also available.
The Fellow is expected to take advantage of the wealth of clinical and trauma registry data available for clinical research. Facilities and opportunities for laboratory investigations are also available. The Fellow also participates in the education of surgical and emergency medicine house staff and medical students on the trauma service.
Surgical Intensive Care Unit
Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit
Medical Intensive Care Unit
Pediatric Critical Unit
Christopher Mitchell, MD
Residency: : Methodist Dallas Medical Center
Krista L. Kaups, MD, FACS, Program Director
James W. Davis, MD, FACS
John F. Bilello, MD, FACS
Jennifer Curtis, MD
Ricard Townsend, MD, FACS
William J. Dominic, MD
Lawrence P. Sue, MD
Margaret M. Wolfe, MD
Recreational opportunities in the area are rich and varied, and include three nearby national parks - Yosemite, Sequoia and Kings Canyon. Fresno is centrally located and is about a three hour drive to San Francisco, Los Angeles, the Monterey Peninsula and the central coast region around Morro Bay. Some funding is available for national and state conferences, as well as for travel to meetings for presentation of original work.
Residents interested in the Surgical Critical Care/Trauma Fellowship can either call Valerie Pamatmat, Residency Coordinator at (559) 459-5196 or contact Dr. Krista Kaups, the Program Director, for further information. The FAX number is (559) 459-3719.
The UCSF Fresno Surgery Critical Care Fellowship Program uses the following applications.
Program Director- Krista Kaups, MD
For information about our application requirements please see below. For answers to specific questions, please contact:
Valerie Pamatmat, Fellowship Program Coordinator
2823 North Fresno St.
Dept. Surgery 1st Floor
Fresno, California 93721
Telephone: (559) 459-5196
FAX: FAX: (559) 459-3719
Web address: http://www.fresno.ucsf.edu/surgery/critical_care.htm
UCSF Fresno Medical Education Program web address: http://www.fresno.ucsf.edu
Application Requirements: ( Program Specific Information)
Minimum Employment Requirements
To be eligible for an appointment contract for residency training with “The University of California” all current or expected trainees must possess one of the following for the duration of all anticipated years of training:
The University does not sponsor H-1B visas. Please contact individual programs regarding their policy on sponsoring H-1B visas.
California Medical License-
The State of California requires housestaff who meet the following criteria to have a license in order to continue training:
UCSF Fresno is committed to selecting and hiring the most capable housestaff in order to pursue its strategic goals of excellence in teaching, learning, research, scholarship, creative activity and service to the community. All offers of appointment to UCSF Fresno sponsored GME programs are specifically conditioned upon a criminal background investigation. Background checks will be carried out by an agency on behalf of UCSF Fresno Graduate Medical Education Office. By signing the background check release form, prospective trainees are consenting to a background investigation
Additional Information for Foreign Medical Graduates
The State of California requires that graduates of schools outside the U.S. or Canada obtain a “Postgraduate Training Authorization” letter authorizing residency training in California. The letter is valid for entry into a training program for one year. The expected start date for residency training must be before the letter expires (one year from issue date).
You must be in possession of an ECFMG (Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates) certificate in order to commence residency training in the United States. Please visit the ECFMG website at www.ecfmg.org for additional information on how to obtain certification.
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