About the Program

MetroHealth Medical Center, Northeast Ohio’s most experienced Level I Adult Trauma Center, is offering a 12-month post-graduate fellowship program for an Advanced Practice Provider (APP) in trauma, surgical critical care, and emergency general surgery (EGS).

This role has dual responsibility as a student and as a clinical APP in MetroHealth’s Division of Trauma, Critical Care, Burns, and Acute Care Surgery.

The APP fellow will fulfill educational responsibilities in cadence with growth of clinical skills and incrementally increased clinical responsibility. The curriculum will include both didactic and clinical experience, under the guidance of experienced, nationally recognized physicians and APPs in the field.

Fellows will learn to perform a thorough trauma assessment and implement high quality, well-rounded critical care at an American College of Surgeons (ACS) verified Level I Adult Trauma Center and Level II Pediatric Trauma Center.

Fellows will also have an opportunity for elective rotations at MetroHealth’s American Burn Association and ACS Committee on Trauma—verified Adult and Pediatric Burn Center.


Our mission is to lead the way in education and professional growth of advanced practice providers (APPs) by fostering leadership, promoting professional advocacy, and immersing APPs in a culture of inclusion, diversity, and racial equity, while developing advanced clinical decision making and surgical technique in the traumatically injured and critically ill patient.

Overall Objectives

  • Become an effective team leader during the initial trauma evaluation in the resuscitation bay
  • Demonstrate proficiency in medical decision making and care plan implementation for the traumatically injured patient, including cost-effective workup and treatment
  • Evaluate and treat critically ill trauma patients including but not limited to ventilator management, identification of need for operative intervention, interpretation of hemodynamics and laboratory data, and choice in appropriate antibiotic therapy and medication management.
  • Become proficient in the treatment and management of multiple organ dysfunction, surgical infections, and shock
  • Demonstrate understanding of indications, contraindications, and appropriate dosage of medications used in surgical critical care setting
  • Achieve proficiency in pertinent procedural skills for trauma, surgical critical care, and emergency general surgery (EGS)
  • Effectively first assist in common operations for trauma and EGS
  • Independently provide routine perioperative care
  • Develop a passion for research and continued education in the field of Trauma Surgery, Surgical Critical Care, and EGS
  • Empower the APP to become an advocate for their role on the Trauma Surgery, Surgical Critical Care, and EGS multidisciplinary team

Credential Awarded

Upon completion of the MetroHealth Medical Center’s Advanced Practice Provider Fellowship in Trauma, Surgical Critical Care, and Emergency General Surgery, participants will receive a certificate of completion signed by the Medical Director, Program Directors, and the Division Chief and Service Line Director for Trauma, Burns, Critical Care, and Acute Care Surgery.