The Surgical Critical Care (SCC) Fellowship at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Ann Arbor is a new program accredited by the ACGME Residency Review Committee in Surgery. The program is a one year fellowship for surgeons who have completed an ACGME-approved general surgery residency. The program is based at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Ann Arbor, a 537 bed tertiary care referral facility on a 340 acre campus in Superior Township (Ypsilanti/Ann Arbor),Michigan. The program is based in the surgical intensive care unit (SICU), which is a 20 bed dedicated patient care area staffed by four Board Certified surgical intensivists. The SICU is located in the new North Patient Care Tower, which was opened in 2010. The SICU is a state-of-the-art unit for critically ill surgical patients, and supports a Level II Trauma Center, which has been continuously verified by the American College of Surgeons for over 20 years.
The SICU admits patients of multiple specialties, including trauma, general, vascular, hepatobiliary, colorectal, cardiac, and thoracic surgery, and also includes the subspecialties of neurosurgery, plastics, orthopaedics, urology and otorhinolaryngology. The SCC Fellow will also rotate in the Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU), which is another new 20 bed patient care area (also located in the North Tower), and the recently renovated 30 bed Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), which is a Level III newborn facility. Research opportunities included ongoing and active clinical research projects at SJMAA in the areas of nutrition for the critically ill patient, coagulation, and ventilatory support for respiratory failure. Opportunities in bench and basic science research are available at the Extracorporeal Circulation Laboratory, in the Department of Surgery at the University of Michigan Medical School. A rigorous didactic schedule throughout the year includes lectures dedicated to SCC education, including a Critical Care Journal Club, and Critical Care Morbidity and Mortality Conference. The SCC Fellow will have continued exposure to operative surgery, during care of Trauma and Emergency General Surgery patients in the SICU.
Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti are home to the University of Michigan and Eastern Michigan University. The community offers all the amenities of a college town, with easy transportation access (30 minutes to Detroit Metro Airport, a major gateway airport, and a local Ann Arbor Amtrak station), and proximity to major cultural destinations, and college and professional sports (the U-M Wolverines, and the Detroit Lions, Tigers, and Red Wings).
For further information regarding the application process or the Surgical Critical Care Fellowship program, please contact:
Residency and Fellowship Coordinator