Medical Education

Surgical Critical Care Fellowship - Grant Medical Center

Surgical Critical Care Fellowship - Grant Medical Center

We prepare our fellows to become future leaders in trauma and surgical critical care.

OhioHealth Grant Medical Center Surgical Critical Care Fellowship is a new, one-year ACGME accredited training opportunity for physicians interested in the the management of critically ill trauma and surgical patients. You’ll practice in Grant Medical Centers 49-critical care licensed bed teaching hospital, ranked the busiest adult Level 1 Trauma Center in Ohio by the American College of Surgeons. Grant also serves as a tertiary center for patients in more than 50 counties in Ohio and neighboring states. We accept two fellows each year into this high-acuity program. 

NRMP Program Code: 1564442F0

Why Choose Surgical Critical Care at Grant Medical Center

Our fellowship program is designed to bring you up to speed smoothly, while learning from the best minds in the field.


Robust Clinical Experience in a High-Volume Hospital

Diverse Opportunities.
High volume exposure in trauma and surgical critical care units in urban and non-urban clinical settings.

24/7 Simulation Lab.
Exposure to real-life procedural skills training and simulated REBOA preparation.

Vigorous Didactics.
Weekly faculty-supported didactics and journal clubs provide core medical knowledge to successfully pass the boards.

Research Opportunities.
Fellows receive opportunities to participate in scholarly activities including preparation of case reports, development of QI projects and human subject research.

We prepare you for success.

The program structure balances mentored and fellow-directed practice. From placement of aterial lines and chest tubes to airway and ventilator management, faculty and mentors support you as you gain proficiency in surgical critical care.

Program Objectives
  • Demonstrate the ability to administer and lead a critical care unit and appoint, train and supervise specialized personnel upon completion of the fellowship. 
  • Evaluate new patients with traumatic injury, pre-operative assessment of surgical trauma patients.
  • Follow-up of post-op trauma patients and the performance of minor outpatient procedures that are frequently done in the clinic area.
  • Teach skills to effectively manage critically-ill surgical patients by working with established trauma experts.
  • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of pre-hospital care, triage, transportation, resuscitation, surgery and non-surgical management, critical care and rehabilitation.
  • Perform in a leadership role in teaching critical care skills and conducting research through service direction, delegation of assignments, leading teaching conferences, and research project development and oversight.
Rotation Opportunities

In addition to Grant Medical Center, a Level 1 Trauma Center, and other OhioHealth inpatient and outpatient facilities, fellows will have the opportunity to go to Riverside Methodist Hospital and Mansfield Hospital for their rotations.

Surgical Skills Overview

Fellows will gain experience in assisting and performing a variety of surgical procedures under the supervision of surgical physicians and associates.

View a comprehensive list of the skills and competencies our fellows will be proficient in at the completion of the program.  

Scholarly Activities and Quality Improvement

We have full-time, dedicated faculty members who are available to provide support and guidance for fellows on their research and quality improvement projects. Fellows will have the opportunities to participate in the below scholarly activities:

  • Weekly lectures, morbidity and mortality conferences, seminars, small discussion groups, surgical grand rounds and journal clubs.
  • Participation in a QI project of their own design or one designed by the program or linked to the medical center's goals.
  • IRB approved research projects leading to presentation and/or publication.
  • Oral or poster presentations at the OhioHealth Research Day or scientific meeting.
  • Manuscript preparation of evidence based medicine systematic review of a topic.
  • Access to shared databases through the staffed library.
  • Participation in quarterly Advanced Trauma Life Support, Advanced Cardiac Life Support and intramural and extramural paramedic and nursing courses.
  • Opportunities to participate in Trauma in the Hill and Stop the Bleed training.
Mentorship Program

We match fellows with an experienced faculty member to provide one-to-one guidance centered on engagement, leadership, research, interpersonal skills and career development.

Fellow Well-Being

We know that to take care of others, we must first take care of ourselves. We work closely with our fellows to help them keep a healthy work-life balance. We achieve this in a variety of ways that include but are not limited to the following.

  • Three weeks paid vacation
  • Free on-site fitness center membership 
  • Onsite, free parking
  • OhioHealth employee assistance programs