Surgeons wishing to hone their skills in burn surgery can do so by completing a fellowship program.  To learn more about specific burn fellowships click on the links below.

Burn Unit Fellowship 2019-2020
Grady Memorial Hospital/Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia

The Department of Surgery of Emory University at Grady Memorial Hospital, Atlanta, Georgia, is actively seeking a qualified candidate at the PGY6 level (by July 2019 and graduate of a general surgery residency) for a burn fellowship position in an American Burn Association verified Adult and Pediatric Burn Unit at Grady Memorial Hospital. This is a non-ACGME fellowship position overseen by Walter Ingram MD, Medical Director of the Burn Unit at GMH and Emory Associate Professor of Surgery. In addition to the Director, two other burn surgeons, Juvonda Hodge MD and Rachael Williams MD MHS participate actively in clinical and academic work in the burn unit. Fellows have a rich clinical and research experience and are generously supported with funds for conference attendance and travel.

Grady’s Burn Unit admits over 700 patients a year, including adult and pediatric patients, in a contemporary facility that provides comprehensive burn care. We are a multidisciplinary team of physicians, physician assistants, Emory and Morehouse general and plastic surgery residents, nurses, pharmacists, physical therapists and other ancillary staff. It is the only burn center in Georgia backed by a Level I Trauma Center (the Trauma Center admits over 3,000 patients a year). See link for additional information about the Center: https://www.gradyburn.org/

Responsibilities include supervision of a multidisciplinary team along with integral involvement with ICU rounds and the operating room. There are extraordinary opportunities for clinical research based on patient volumes and acuity. The ideal candidate should have a background or strong interest in clinical research (candidates with MPH, MSc or similar degree are very welcome to apply). Individual consideration may be given for an additional year of surgical critical care to qualify for ABS SCC board certification. Candidates should submit their curriculum vitae, personal statement, 3 letters of recommendation, and ABSITE and USMLE scores via email to the following:

Rachael Williams MD MHS
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Director, Burn Research
69 Jesse Hill Jr. Dr. SE
Atlanta, GA 30303

Administrative Assistant:
Jason A. Strong
Phone: 404-251-8736 Fax: 404-523-3931
Email: jason.strong@emory.edu

The University Department of Surgery and the North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center in Chapel Hill, NC are accepting applications for a one year burn fellowship to begin July 1, 2018. This is a non-ACGME fellowship position overseen by Bruce Cairns MD, Medical Director of the NC Jaycee Burn Center and Professor of Surgery, as well as Samuel Jones MD, Associate Program Director and Associate Professor of Surgery. The North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center is a 36-bed facility that is one of the few in the nation that is American Burn Association verified for adult and pediatric care. Our unit features 36 inpatient beds, state of the art capabilities for resuscitation and intensive burn care, ECMO, laser treatment for burn scars, and OT/PT. Additionally, the NC Jaycee Burn Center offers a newly renovated Duke Energy family room, Aftercare Programs, and Burn Prevention and Community Outreach Programs. This fellowship will provide the participant with experience and medical knowledge of the management of the critically ill burn patient.

Viable Fellow candidates must possess a desire to commit to all three mission of the department and school of medicine, including the clinical, education, and research missions. Regarding education, fellows will be responsible for leading residents and medical students on the unit and in educating members of the broader health care community. Additionally, fellows will participate in outreach to our many rural referring hospitals and to EMS providers across North Carolina. Regarding the research mission, a commitment to any of a broad array of research interests is desirable, including but not limited to clinical, basic translational and basic science, ethics, outcomes, health services, education, or global surgery research. There are several research opportunities available; fellow will have the ability to interact regularly with Burn Surgeons, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, and faculty members in other departments such as Medicine including those specializing in Infection Disease and Pulmonology. Selected candidate must be team-oriented and have the ability to interact well with colleagues inside and out of the Division.
Applicants must be eligible for full license to practice in the state of North Carolina and have completed an approved General Surgery or Plastic Surgery residency.

Interested applicants should send their current CV, USMLE & ABSITE scores, and 3 current letters of recommendation to:
Cynthia Newkirk
Administrative Coordinator
North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center
(919) 966-8159
cynthia_newkirk@med.unc.edu

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

1‐YEAR BURN/SURGICAL CRITICAL CARE FELLOWSHIP

The Division of General and Acute Care Surgery in the Department of Surgery at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center is accepting applications for a Burn/Surgical Critical Care Fellow. This is an ACGME approved 1‐year position that encompasses the management of burn patients, surgical critical care and reconstructive surgery. After successful completion of the program, the fellow will meet the requirements to successfully complete the examination for Added Qualifications in Surgical Critical Care by the American Board of Surgery. Qualified applicants must have completed an ACGME approved surgical residency before starting.

UT Southwestern is an equal opportunity employer. Applications should be submitted through
www.safas‐sccpds.fluidreview.com

For additional information contact:
Dr. Michael Cripps (michael.cripps@utsouthwestern.edu)
Dr. Brett Arnoldo (brett.arnoldo@utsouthwestern.edu)

The Ohio State University Department of Surgery, Division of Critical Care, Trauma and Burn sponsors a fellowship in burn surgery. This one year fellowship offers experience in treating adult and pediatric patients as well as the management of complex wounds and plastic surgery reconstruction. For qualified candidates it may be combined with a one year fellowship in surgical critical care which prepares the graduating fellow to sit for the American Board of Surgery Added Qualifications in Surgical Critical Care exam.

This fellowship exists in a stable environment at an ACS/ABA verified Burn Center with a heavy clinical basis that includes over 300 new burn patient admissions annually and daily out-patient clinics that treat an additional 2000 patients per year. A broad and productive program in clinical and basic science research is an integral part of the program.

The ideal candidate must be eligible for licensure in Ohio and will have completed an ACGME accredited residency, or its Osteopathic equivalent, in either general or plastic surgery. Candidates who have completed a minimum of three years in an accredited general or plastic surgery training program will be considered if their application is accompanied by a letter from their residency director that they will continue in that training program at the conclusion of the burn fellowship.

Interested applicants should send a current CV and three letters of recommendation to:

Larry M. Jones, MD, FACS
American Electric Power Foundation Chair for Burn Care
Director, Burn Center
Professor of Clinical Surgery
Department of Surgery
N744 Doan Hall, 410 West 10th Avenue, Columbus, OH, 43210
614-293-5710 Office / 614-293-9476 Office / 614-293-3425 Fax
larry.jones@osumc.edu

The Massachusetts General Hospital Critical Care Fellowship is currently seeking and accepting applications for the July 2018-2019 academic year. The training program offers extensive educational opportunities. Fellows will participate in the care of critically ill surgical patients including those with burn injuries. They will be supervising medical students and residents and have opportunities for education and participation in clinical research protocols.  Fellows will also have the opportunity to spend time at the Shriners Hospital for Children-Boston, a pediatric burn hospital.

There is also the option to complete an additional year as the Acute and Reconstructive Burn fellow at the Massachusetts General Hospital Sumner Redstone Burn Center

Interested applicants should send their CV to:

Jeremy Goverman, MD
Massachusetts General Hospital
55 Fruit St
Outpatient Burn Center, Bigelow 13
Boston, MA 02114

Email: jgoverman@partners.org
Fax: 617-726-4127

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center and the Timothy J. Harnar Burn Center in Lubbock, Texas are accepting applications for a TMB approved one year burn fellowship to begin July 1, 2018. The Timothy J. Harnar Burn Center at University Medical Center is an internationally recognized burn and wound care program with a reputation for excellent outcomes and cutting‐edge research and treatment. This is an excellent opportunity for those seeking to develop expertise in the management of burns and wounds.

Applicants must be eligible for full license to practice in Texas and have completed a minimum of two years in good standing in an accredited General or Plastic Surgery residency. Please note that our fellowship program does not offer visa sponsorship.

This fellowship will provide the participant with medical knowledge and experience in managing the critically ill burn patient, performing all types of acute and reconstructed burn surgery, treating other acute skin loss conditions and complex wound management including reconstruction of large skin and soft tissue defects. Collaboration with experts in plastic surgical reconstruction, head and neck surgery, wound care and hyperbaric therapy will allow for a well‐rounded experience. In addition, the participant will learn how to successfully run a burn and wound care practice and gain understanding of the leadership skills required.

Interested applicants should send the following documents via email: Current CV, USMLE & ABSITE scores and 3 current LORs to Kristen Brake, Fellowship Coordinator at kristen.brake@ttuhsc.edu

Burn Fellowship

Burn & Reconstructive Centers of America, LLC, is the nation’s largest network of burn centers, with nine facilities in Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, South Carolina and Texas, including our flagship facility: the JMS Burn Center at Doctors Hospital in Augusta, GA, the largest burn center in America. Collectively, BRCA facilities have 190 beds and account for more than 5,400 patient admissions and 42,000 outpatient visits annually. BRCA Surgeons treat patients of all ages for a wide range of injuries, including thermal, chemical and electrical burns, skin and soft tissue disorders and complex wounds. Surgeons also regularly participate in clinical and community education.

BRCA is seeking medical professionals interested in completing a one-year burn fellowship at our Augusta, GA-location – an ABA-verified burn center. Participants will get hands-on experience in a high-volume burn center and exposure to various methods of care and surgical intervention for patients of all ages.  Upon completion of the BRCA Fellowship, the surgeon should be experienced in: burn resuscitation, use of skin substitutes to manage injuries, various reconstruction techniques (including flaps and laser scar management), critical care, and wound management.

Candidates must be board certified or board eligible in general or plastic surgery and express an interest in burn care, trauma care and/or plastic surgery. Candidates must also:

  • Provide a current CV
  • Provide two letters of support/referral
  • Currently hold or be eligible to apply for a Georgia medical license
  • Have completed USMLE steps 1, 2 and 3

Foreign med school graduates must also have certification by ECFMG.

Informational Flyer

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center and the Timothy J. Harnar Burn Center in Lubbock, Texas are accepting applications for a TMB approved one year burn fellowship to begin July 1, 2017. The Timothy J. Harnar Burn Center at University Medical Center is an internationally recognized burn and wound care program with a reputation for excellent outcomes and cutting-edge research and treatment. This is an excellent opportunity for those seeking to develop expertise in the management of burns and wounds.

Applicants must be eligible for full license to practice in Texas and have completed an approved General Surgery or Plastic Surgery residency, or have completed a minimum of two years in good standing in an accredited General or Plastic Surgery residency. TTUHSC accepts J1 visas ONLY.

This fellowship will provide the participant with medical knowledge and experience in managing the critically ill burn patient, performing all types of acute and reconstructed burn surgery, treating other acute skin loss conditions and complex wound management including reconstruction of large skin and soft tissue defects. Collaboration with experts in plastic surgical reconstruction, head and neck surgery, wound care and hyperbaric therapy will allow for a well-rounded experience. In addition, the participant will learn how to successfully run a burn and wound care practice and gain understanding of the leadership skills required.

Interested applicants should send the following documents via email: Current CV, USMLE & ABSITE scores and 3 current LORs to Kristen Brake, Fellowship Coordinator.

Email Kristen Brake

Job Title: Burn Fellow
Location: VCU Health – Richmond, VA
Date Available: 7/1/2018

Job Description: The Evan-Haynes Burn Center in Richmond, Virginia, is seeking applicants for our Burn Surgery Fellowship Program, to begin July 2018.

The Evans-Haynes Burn Center is the oldest civilian burn facility in the United States.

VCU Health has been granted Level 1 trauma center status since 1981 and is the only verified burn center in Virginia.

The Burn Fellowship is a year-long commitment that involves all aspects of burn care. The Fellow is particularly involved in the following:

  • Care of both adult and pediatric burn patients
  • Acute burn resuscitation
  • Burn wound management including the use of artificial skin products, allograft, and cultured epidermal autograft – Functioning within a multidisciplinary team environment for care of complex patients
  • Managing social aspects and emotional needs of burn patients
  • Tertiary burn reconstruction including burn scar management, releases, flap coverage, and laser treatment

This program is designed to provide a multidisciplinary exposure to the art and science of burn surgery. We are seeking ambitious surgeons with a minimum of two years of residency training and a commitment to training completion. The clinical portion of the fellowship involves all aspects of burn surgery including resuscitation, acute operative care, and reconstructive operations.

Qualification Minimums:

  • Must have completed USMLE steps 1, 2 and 3 or equivalent examination

  • Must be within 4 years of graduation from medical school or direct patient care activity

If you are interested in our Burn Fellowship please send the following to our coordinator.

VCU GME Application
Current CV
Require 3 Letters of Recommendation
Copy of all 3 USMLE scores

Email the coordinator

The Burn Fellowship at the University of Southern California is based at the LAC+USC Medical center and is an asymmetric track in the ACGME Surgical Critical Care Fellowship. The Fellowship includes all aspects of acute and reconstructive burn care as well as adult and pediatric intensive care. By the completion of the Fellowship, the trainee will be experienced in resuscitation, operative treatment, critical care, rehabilitation, and burn scar reconstruction. The schedule has eight (8) months in the Burn Unit and four (4) months of Surgical Critical. This schedule allows training in all aspects of burn treatment while making the fellow eligible for certification (CAQ) in Surgical Critical Care. The Burn Unit is verified by the American Burn Association and the American College of Surgeons and admits 400 adult and pediatric patients each year. The Trauma program is similarly credentialed. There is ample opportunity for clinical research. Applicants must have completed a minimum of three (3) years of clinical training in plastic or general surgery and be eligible for licensing in California.

Interested parties should contact Jackie Stout at 323 409 8597 or Warren Garner MD at 323 407 7750; email

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