Open Date: 02/28/2018
Date Initial Screening Begins:
Minimum Education/Experience: Completion of a General Surgery Residency. MD or DO degree from an appropriately accredited institution.
Special Instructions to Applicant: Candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae/resume, and a list of three references, including contact information, online.
Job Duties: East Carolina University offers a one-year Acute Care Surgery fellowship with training taking place at Vidant Medical Center (VMC). VMC is a state of North Carolina accredited , and American College of Surgeons verified, level I trauma center, and is one of the busiest tertiary care academic medical centers in the country. The trauma center at VMC admits approximately 2,800 patients annually, and the trauma and surgical intensive care unit evaluates over 1,500 patients annually. As the only tertiary care center serving the entirety of Eastern Carolina, VMC is unique in its volume, breadth and complexity of trauma and surgical critical care illness. The unique feature of the ACS year relates to the lack of competing residents and fellows on the majority of rotations, including orthopedics and neurosurgery. Mandatory rotations include trauma, emergency general surgery, neurosurgery, orthopedic surgery, vascular and interventional surgery, as well as thoracic and hepatobilliary. Electives are available in burns, pediatric surgery, and transplant/urology. The year includes intensive experience in trauma and emergency general surgery, with fellows serving as the attending on those services, as well as a special focus on trauma systems and acute care surgery leadership. The clear and simple goal of our fellowship is to train the next generation of leaders in acute care surgery.