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.

1 position annually.

The Burn Fellowship at the University of California San Diego is based at the UC San Diego Health Hillcrest campus center at the Regional Burn Center.  It is a track within the ACGME Surgical Critical Care Fellowship. The Burn Fellowship includes all aspects of acute and reconstructive burn care as well as adult and pediatric intensive care. The Fellowship will provide the trainee experience in acute resuscitation, operative treatment, critical care, burn rehabilitation, and burn scar reconstruction. The schedule has a minimum of six months in the Burn center, at least one month of Trauma Critical Care and at least two months of Surgical Critical Care within the ACS verified Level 1 Trauma Center. This schedule allows training in all aspects of burn treatment while making the fellow eligible for certification in Surgical Critical Care. An option for a combination with the two year American Association for Surgery of Trauma (AAST) Acute Care Surgery (ACS) fellowship at UC San Diego exists.  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.

Applicant qualifications include:

  • Completion of approved general surgery residency
  • California license (or eligibility)
  • Board eligible or certified by the American Board of Surgery
  • Established ability as a teacher of medical students and residents

To apply, please e-mail your application form, CV, and letter of intent to talivero@health.ucsd.edu and have three letters of recommendation forwarded to the following address:

Ms. Theresa Alivero
Fellowship Program Coordinator, Burn Surgery
Division of Trauma, Surgical Critical Care,
Burns and Acute Care Surgery
UC San Diego Medical Center
200 West Arbor Drive, #8896
San Diego, CA 92103-8896

Counties Manukau Health Board are inviting applications for a Burn Fellowship to join the Burn Team. The Fellowship has been in place since 2007 and is unique and sought after because it covers comprehensive care for both adult and paediatric patients, in the acute, rehabilitative and reconstructive phases of treatment.  There is protected research time and an expectation to participate in research and publishing opportunities.  We have around 5000 Elective procedures per year, complex breast reconstruction, Head /Neck and ENT reconstruction, Adult and Paediatric Cranial/facial/cleft surgery to name a few. The Burn Team cares for the most severe burn injuries from New Zealand and around the Pacific.  Our Fellows are also exposed to critical care whilst working closely with our Intensive care team.

The Fellowship is based around the National Burn Centre (NBC) located within Middlemore Hospital. The NBC is a 10 bed a ‘state of the art’ facility and forms the corner piece of the National Burn Service of New Zealand The Burn Team is part of the Auckland Regional Centre for Plastic Reconstructive & Hand Surgery at Middlemore Hospital, one of the largest and most dynamic in the Southern Hemisphere with 20 plastic surgeons and 6 Orthopaedic Hand surgeons. The Department is accredited by the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons as a training site in Plastic Reconstructive & Hand Surgery.

The position is for a fixed term 12-month basis but consideration may be given to shorter or longer terms. Registration with the New Zealand Medical Council is essential at commencement of employment. Applications can be made direct to Crisna.Taljaard@Middlemore.co.nz by providing a CV and cover letter.

For more information please contact Crisna on 64 21 591 264 or 64 9 2760135 or Crisna.taljaard@middlemore.co.nz

General Goals and Objectives

The Arizona Burn Center has an opening for a one-year Burn/Surgical Critical Care Fellowship beginning August 2020. Applicants must have completed a General Surgery residency in an accredited ACGME program or its Osteopathic equivalent. Applicants must also be board eligible or board certified and eligible for licensure in Arizona. The overall objective of the Burn/Surgical Critical Care Fellowship Program is to provide the surgeon with the cognitive and technical skills to deliver comprehensive surgical burn care. The program curriculum will consist of critical care, rehabilitation, and outpatient services management required in the treatment and care of the burn patient, in addition there will be active participation in new and ongoing research studies. The Fellow will be exposed to core Surgical Critical Care areas in addition to Burn Critical Care to meet requirements to qualify for board certification in Surgical Critical Care. To deliver comprehensive Burn and Surgical Critical Care the Fellow will become a leader and integral member of the multidisciplinary burn team exemplifying both compassion, critical thinking, and will actively contribute to the clinical and educational activities of the Burn Center while working closely with the members of the burn care staff.

How to Apply

Please email your letter of interest a Curriculum Vitae, three letters of recommendation, ABSITE scores, USMLE scores and medical school transcript to mindyverdugo-craig@creighton.edu.

Mindy Verdugo-Craig
Program Coordinator, Burn Fellowship
Arizona Burn Center
2601 East Roosevelt Street
Phoenix, AZ 85008

The Burn Fellowship at the Nathan Speare Regional Burn Treatment Center at Crozer Chester Medical Center. The fellowship is a non-accredited, one-year clinical training experience based in the burn unit at Crozer, Upland (suburban), PA. The Burn Unit is verified by the American Burn Association/American College of Surgeons and admits 450 adult and pediatric patients each year. The fellowship includes all aspects of acute and reconstructive burn care as well as adult intensive care. The Burn Treatment Center maintains a strong relationship with Nemours/Alfred I. DuPont Hospital for Children.

Nathan Speare Regional Burn Treatment Center has earned an international reputation for excellence in holistic burn care, treating more than 10,000 patients since 1973. We also treat non-burn injuries, such as “road rash,” medication reactions and other skin diseases that result in conditions similar to those experienced by burn patients.

Recognized as a national leader in burn care, the Crozer Burn Center has been verified by the American Burn Association and the American College of Surgeons, is a center of excellence for both pediatric and adult burn patients and was the first in the region to provide this standard of care for patients of all ages.

After more than 40 years, the Center continues to be at the forefront of burn care through a whole-patient, team approach to burn care, cutting-edge care techniques, advanced technology, primary research and education of future critical care and surgical physicians.

Our burn treatment team – including physicians and surgeons, plastic surgeons, pediatric specialists, nurses, occupational and physical therapists, psychologists, social workers, case managers, pharmacists, nutritionists, respiratory therapists, patient care technicians, clinical educators, and secretaries – is dedicated to providing the highest quality burn care.

Since Crozer-Chester Medical Center became an accredited trauma center in 1987, the Burn Treatment Center has met the educational requirements set by the Pennsylvania Trauma Systems Foundation. It is the first burn center accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). In June 2000, the Burn Treatment Center became the first in suburban Philadelphia to meet the criteria of the American Burn Association’s Burn Center Verification/Consultation Program, the highest standard of care for burn patients as approved by the American College of Surgeons.

By completion of the fellowship, the fellow will be experienced in resuscitation, operative treatment, critical care, rehabilitation and burn scar reconstruction. The Burn Fellow functions as a junior attending participating in all aspects of burn care. There is ample opportunity and support for scholarly activity.

Medical School Affiliation

Crozer Chester Medical is a Drexel University College of Medicine Regional Campus. All fellowship faculty have an appropriate faculty appointment with the medical school.

Requirements

  • MD/DO
  • Must have completed a minimum of three (3) clinical training years in an ACGME accredited plastic or general surgery
  • Board eligible or certified in plastic or general surgery
  • Must be able to obtain a Pennsylvania full and unrestricted medical license
  • Must be able to obtain appropriate medical staff appointment

International Medical Graduates

  • Considered with appropriate medical qualifications
  • ECFMG certification

Additional Details

  • Must submit a Curriculum Vitae
  • Personal Statement
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation
  • ABSITE Scores
  • USMLE or COMLEX scores
  • Successfully pass all background and drugs screening for employment

Compensation Package

  • Annualized Stipend: $73,000.00
  • All benefits that other house staff receive as part of their training

Contact Information

Ms. Cynthia Reigart
(610) 447-2814
cynthia.reigart@crozer.org

The Department of Surgery at New York Presbyterian – Weill Cornell Medicine is currently accepting applications for a non-ACGME Burn Surgery fellowship position starting August 1, 2020. The mission of the fellowship is to provide the clinical knowledge and technical skills enabling each fellow to become a confident practitioner, administrator, and educator while focusing on compassionate and innovative patient-centered care. The program achieves these aims through a tradition of teaching that includes didactic protected time including the multidisciplinary conferences, an in-depth workshop series, research conferences, quality improvement and morbidity/mortality conferences, journal clubs and grand rounds. The curriculum includes discussions of medical education techniques, scientific methods, and administration. Opportunities for research, education, and administration can be tailored to meet individual fellow’s needs. The fellow also have opportunities to participate in international burn care in third world settings through Weill Cornell Global Surgery Programs. An optional second year fellowship is surgical critical care can be arranged.

Applicants for the Burn Surgery fellowship must have successfully completed 5 years of ACGME approved surgical training prior to beginning the fellowship and must qualify for a full NY state license. The starting salary of the fellowship is $90,209 and subsidized housing arrangements are available.

Please submit three letters of recommendation, USMLE scores, ABSITE scores, personal statement, and an updated CV to the fellowship coordinator at vam9037@med.cornell.edu. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

The University of Colorado Burn Surgery Fellowship is a one year non-ACGME accredited burn fellowship meant to give Fellows the full breadth and experience of burn/frostbite/complex wound care in order to prepare Fellows for a career in burn surgery. The University of Colorado Burn and Frostbite Center is the eastern Rocky Mountain region’s only American Burn Association (ABA) verified burn center, and sees 500 inpatient admissions from Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, South Dakota, New Mexico, among others, and over 2,500 clinic visits a year. The 19 bed burn unit has three tub rooms, an attached burn clinic, and a dedicated operating room. In addition, we are the only hospital in the eastern Rocky Mountain region that is both a Level 1 Trauma Center and ABA verified burn center.

The burn team consists of three full-time, fellowship-trained burn surgeons who are all general surgery/surgical care boarded, six advanced practice providers, along with a dedicated team of nutritionist, pharmacists, physical/occupational therapists, psychologists, and social workers. The burn surgery fellowship will expose Fellows to all aspects of medical and surgical management of a variety of conditions a regional burn center sees including: burns, frostbite, electrical/lighting injury, inhalation injury, exfoliative skin disorders (SJS, TENS), necrotizing soft tissue infection, complex wounds (hidradenitis suppurativa), and scar management (surgical reconstruction and laser therapy). We have robust clinical and basic science research opportunities in the fields of burn and frostbite care that the burn Fellow can participate in.

We pride ourselves on the exceptional care we provide to our patients, and the quality of education our medical students, residents, and Fellows receive on the burn surgery service. Our goal is to provide a balanced and structured educational experience preparing Fellows for fulfilling careers in burn, trauma, and complex wound surgery. We look forward to reviewing your application.

Applicants must have completed a minimum of three years of clinical training in plastic or general and be eligible for licensing in Colorado. For the academic year beginning in August 2020, candidates may submit an application starting September 5, 2019.

For more information, interested applicants should contract our Program Coordinator, Trina Smidt, at: trina.smidt@cuanschutz.edu or by phone, (303) 724-9251.

The UW Medicine Regional Burn Center at Haborview Medical Center offers two positions in an ACGME-accredited, one-year fellowship with emphasis on burn care, burn system development, critical care, and quality improvement programming. Graduating fellows will be eligible for the Surgical Critical Care certificate offered by the American Board of Surgery. Burn Critical Care fellows oversee the triage and management of acutely burned patients from the Pacific Northwest and Alaska at a high-volume regional burn and trauma center. Fellow are integral in the surgical planning and care of burn patients and lead the multidisciplinary burn team in both intensive and acute care. Fellows receive a wealth of experience in our scar management and burn reconstruction program and our clinic. Fellows rotate through other intensive care services (e.g. trauma and surgical, medical, and pediatric intensive care units) and elective rotations to complement their critical care training. Exposure to plastic surgery and trauma care are tailored to the needs of the applicant. Interested applicants should visit our training website, found here.

The University of North Carolina Department of Surgery and the North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center in Chapel Hill, NC are accepting applications for a one-year non-ACGME Burn Fellowship to begin July 1, 2020.

The North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center is verified by the American Burn for both adult and pediatric burn care, with over 1700 inpatient admissions and 5100 clinic visits in 2018. Our unit features 36 inpatient beds, state of the art capabilities for resuscitation and burn intensive care, access to ECMO, specialized therapies, and reconstructive services, including both operative reconstruction and laser therapy.

This fellowship will provide rigorous training in the medical and surgical management of the critically ill burn patient. Candidates must be committed to the clinical, education, and research missions of the Department of Surgery and School of Medicine. In addition, candidates must be team-oriented and collegial, with the aim of providing the highest standards of care to our patients.

Applicants must be eligible for a full license to practice in the state of North Carolina and have completed an ACGME or AACOM approved General Surgery or Plastic Surgery residency. Candidates who have completed PGY-3 at an ACGME or AACOM approved General Surgery residency will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Internal opportunities for applicants wishing to pursue further training in Surgical Critical Care may be available. Please indicate this interest in further training when applying.

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.

We have an unexpected one-year Burn Fellowship position available starting 8/1/2019 through 7/31/2020 at both UC Davis Medical Center and Shriners Hospitals for Children Northern California. The combined programs admit close to 700 acute burn patients per year. There is also a great opportunity to be exposed to burn reconstruction. Another position is available for the following year.

Please contact Katie Romanowski, MD, Burn Fellowship Program Director at ksromanowski@ucdavis.edu for further information.

The Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, University of Tennessee, Memphis would like to offer a one year Burn Fellowship at the Firefighters Burn Center from July 2019 – June 2020. The burn center sees around 500 inpatient admissions per year. The fellowship includes experience in both critical care and burn reconstruction. The University supports J1 Visas. Applicants, please contact Dr. Ram Velamuri, fellowship director.

Ram Velamuri, MD, MRCS(Ed), M.S, D.N.B (Surg)
Assistant Professor Plastic Surgery UTHSC Memphis
Director Burn Fellowship, UTHSC
890 Madison Avenue
Memphis, TN 38103
svelamur@uthsc.edu

The Department of Surgery, Division of Plastic Surgery at Indiana University School of Medicine offers a one year fellowship in Burn and Reconstructive Surgery. The facilities include two independent burn centers. Riley Hospital for Children, Speedway Burn Center, an 8 bed dedicated pediatric unit and a new 15 bed adult burn unit at Eskenazi Hospital.

With burn admission totaling over 500 annually between both units, the trainee will acquire in-depth experience in the management of acute burns and burn reconstruction as well as critical care management. The fellowship includes the opportunity to assist in plastic surgery aesthetic program by attending lectures and conferences. The trainee will also be given the opportunity to participate in clinical research with a chance to present at the ABA.

Applicants should have a minimum of 3 years of general surgery training.

For additional information on the detail of the fellowship, please feel free to contact us directly at sarjowen@iupui.edu or at 317-880-6820.

One year Burn Fellowship Position with an optional second year Surgical Critical Care Fellowship (or vice-versa), in our ABA Verified Burn Center at University of Iowa Level One Trauma Center Hospital; 400-500 annual burn and wound patient admissions and > 2000 outpatient visits.

Burn Fellowship requirements: Minimum of AT LEAST 2 years of general surgery residency.

Surgical Critical Care Fellowship requirements: Minimum of AT LEAST 3 years on ACGME accredited procedure oriented residency, including General Surgery, Surgical Subspecialties, Anesthesia, and Obstetrics & Gynecology, candidate is expected to be certifiable or have been certified by their corresponding specialty of the American Board.

The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics seeks surgical residents or board eligible surgical graduates for a one year BURN FELLOWSHIP with option second year as the Surgical Critical Care Fellow. With burn admissions around 300 annually, the trainee will acquire in-depth experience in the management of the entire spectrum of burn, complex wound care, and critical care in the setting of a tertiary university teaching hospital. Educational opportunities include journal clubs and morbidity and mortality conferences. The trainee will also be given an opportunity to participate in clinical research with a chance to present at a national meeting. Upon completion of the one year Burn Fellowship, the trainee, if they meet the ACGME accredited Surgical Critical Care Fellowship requirements, can complete a second year as the critical care fellow in the Surgical Critical Care Fellowship. This will allow the trainee to sit for the American Board of Surgery Examination in Surgical Critical Care.

Ideal candidates for our program must have completed/be completing an ACGME General Surgery and/or Plastic Surgery residency and be eligible for certification by the American Board of Surgery. International graduates will be evaluated on an individual basis. Applicants interested in stepping out of their general surgery or plastics residency for fellowship are reviewed on an individual basis, but must have completed a minimum of two years residency. J-1 and H1b visas are encouraged to apply. If plans to go into Surgical Critical Care Fellowship upon completing the Burn Fellowship, the applicant must complete a minimum of 3 years residency prior to the fellowship.

The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics is a tertiary medical center that includes a Burn Center which has been verified by the ABA/ACS and as an American College of Surgeons Level 1 Trauma Center.

To apply for the fellowship, click here: https://gme.medicine.uiowa.edu/burn-surgery-fellowship

Burn Surgery Fellowship
Lucy Wibbenmeyer, MD
Program Director, Burn Fellowship

Cate Unruh, MEd
Program Coordinator, Burn Surgery Fellowship
Office: 319-467-5302
surgical-education@uiowa.edu

Surgical Critical Care Fellowship
Kent Choi, MD
Program Director, Surgical Critical Care Fellowship

Tara Maurer
Program Coordinator, Surgical Critical Care

The Ross Tilley Burn Centre at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, a verified centre by the American Burn Association, part of the Department of General Surgery, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Toronto is currently offering positions for a Total Burn Care and Critical Care clinical fellowship.

The Ross Tilley Burn Centre admits over 300 patients a year and sees over 2000 outpatients. This fellowship is designed to provide an integrated experience of ICU, operative, and reconstructive management of burn patients, complex wound patients, as well as SJS/TEN or other complex dermatologic patients.

The candidate must have completed their residency in General or Plastic Surgery and be eligible to write the Board examination in their specialty. The candidate must have a strong interest in burns, trauma, and critical care. In association with the clinical fellowship we also offer cutting-edge research in a well-funded laboratory in association with the Sunnybrook Research Institute.

The fellow will be taking responsibility for total care of the burn patient. This will include complete medical care, critical care, and surgical care of patients with acute burn injury. Progressive responsibility in follow-up care and post burn rehabilitation will be expected. There will be some opportunity to develop skills in post-burn reconstructive surgery, but the primary intention of the fellowship is to provide training in total acute and rehabilitative care of burn patients. Fellows will work under the supervision of the four attending burn surgeon-intensivists, and will be given progressively increased and graded responsibilities. Fellows are also expected to participate in day-to-day teaching of medical students and junior residents assigned to the burn centre.

The Total Burn Care Fellowship is a 12-month fellowship starting July 1st 2019.

All interested candidates should forward their CV and three references to:

Marc Jeschke, MD PhD
Director, Ross Tilley Burn Centre
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
2075 Bayview Ave. Suite D704
Toronto, ONCANADA M4N 3M5
marc.jeschke@sunnybrook.ca

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, Juvonda Hodge MD, Associate Director, participates 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.

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 about 4500 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:

Sheryl Gabram MD MBA FACS
Professor of Surgery
Emory’s Division Chief of Surgery at Grady
sgabram@emory.edu
69 Jesse Hill Jr. Dr. SE Room 303
Atlanta, GA 30303

Administrative Assistant:
Linda Williams
Phone: 404-251-8741 Fax: 404-523-3931
Email: linda.williams2@emory.edu

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 & Reconstructive Centers of America, LLC, is the nation’s largest network of burn centers, with 15 facilities in Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Mississippi, Nevada, 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 316 beds and account for more than 11,900 patient admissions and 89,715 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, hand injuries 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. Interested candidates should send the following documents to MDInfo@burncenters.com:

  • 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

Duration: 1 year
Positions available: 1
Salary: Inquire
Program Director: Michael Feldman, MD

Job Description: 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 nationally verified burn center in Virginia. The Burn Fellowship is a year-long commitment that encompasses 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, cultured epidermal autograft, and autologous epidermal autografts
  • 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 training 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 five years of residency training (Plastic Surgery or General Surgery) and a commitment to training completion. Alternatively, the position may be made available to categorical PGY 3 and higher applicants on a case-by-case basis. The clinical portion of the fellowship involves all aspects of burn surgery including resuscitation, acute operative care, and reconstructive operations.

Facility Description/Training Sites: VCU Health System is central Virginia’s only ACS verified Level 1 trauma center for adult and pediatric patients and the state of Virginia’s only nationally verified burn center. The 1,125-bed health system offers state-of-the-art care in more than 200 specialty areas, many of national and international note, including organ transplantation, head and spinal cord trauma, burn healing and cancer treatment.

  • 16 burn floor beds
  • 8 dedicated burn intensive care beds
  • 25 dedicated trauma ICU beds
  • 90,000 annual ED visits
  • 600 annual burn admits
  • 3,500 annual trauma admits

Faculty:

2 Burn + Plastic and Reconstructive Surgical faculty
1 Burn + Trauma, Acute Care Surgery, Surgical Critical Care faculty

Number of burn procedures performed, on average, annually by fellow: 300+
12 of 12 months strictly burn training

SCC Board eligible at completion of training: No
ACGME verification status: Not verified
ABA verification status: Verified

How to Apply

Michael.feldman@vcuhealth.org

Qualifications: 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

Fellowship Coordinator Name/Contact Information:

Shaun McCafferty
VCU Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Box 980154 Richmond, VA 23298-0154
(804) 828-3039
Shaun.McCafferty@vcuhealth.org

Research Opportunities: 

  • Basic science and translational research opportunities in concert with the Office of Research, Biomedicine, Innovation, and Technology (ORBIT)
  • Global Health Studies opportunities
  • Ongoing acute care and reconstructive clinical trials

Location:

VCU Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Richmond, VA 23298-0154
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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 Justin Gillenwater, MD at (323) 409-7750; email

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