Trauma and Critical Care APP Fellowship

MetroHealth, the area’s most experienced Level I trauma center, is offering a postgraduate fellowship for an Advanced Practice Provider (APP) in trauma and critical care. As one of the busiest trauma centers in the nation, our team of experts will collaborate to provide an aggressive year long training to include the highest quality education in order to effectively train a newly licensed provider in trauma and critical care.

Program Information

The fellowship is a 12-month post-graduate program designed to provide specialty training to a motivated Advanced Practice Provider (APP) interested in pursuing a career in Trauma Surgery, Emergency General Surgery (EGS), and/or Surgical Critical Care. This role has dual responsibility as a student as well as a clinical APP in the Division of Trauma/Critical Care and EGS. The APP Fellow will fulfill educational responsibilities in cadence with growth of clinical skills and incrementally increased clinical responsibility.

The curriculum will include both a didactic and clinical experience, under the guidance of experienced nationally recognized Physicians and APPs in the Trauma, EGS, and Surgical Critical Care field. Fellows can expect to learn to perform a thorough trauma assessment and implement high quality well rounded critical care at an ACS verified Level I Trauma Center and Level II Pediatric Trauma Center.

Education will be 50% Trauma and 50% EGS & Surgical Critical Care, with elective options available in Surgical ICU and Burns. The core curriculum will include recognition of traumatic injury, initial management of the traumatically injured patient, along with recognition of complications and identification of surgical emergencies.

The fellow will learn surgical management and recognition of options for non-surgical management of Trauma, EGS, and critically ill patients. The fellow will have an opportunity to participate in weekly educational lectures, morbidity and mortality reviews, ongoing quality improvement and research projects, and monthly APP specific education.

Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) certification will be provided. Clinical procedure training will include but is not limited to:

  • Airway skills such as intubation and surgical airways
  • Acute hemorrhage management including tourniquet use and deep laceration repair
  • Surgical treatment of musculoskeletal trauma such as fasciotomy technique and management, and removal of foreign bodies
  • Assessment and management of blunt and penetrating torso trauma such as FAST exam, and chest tube placement
  • Intraoperative surgical skills including sterile technique, patient positioning, retraction and surgical knot tying for both Trauma and EGS
  • Critical care skills including central and arterial line placements, bronchoscopy, and ventilator management