Surgical Critical Care Fellowship
UF Health TraumaOne helicopter landing at UF Health Jacksonville.

The master rotation schedule consists of 13 block rotations. The table shows an example of a flexible service schedule. The schedule is organized so that each service acts as a building block for the next and it allows time at the beginning of the schedule for fellows to prepare for examination for certification.

Month Service
August SICU
September CVICU
October SICU
November SICU
December MICU
January 3rd Elective
February SICU
April SICU

Fellows do not take in-house night calls, however this is subject to change upon fellow's request. Attendings are always present in-house.

Three months of electives are reserved at UF Health Jacksonville or affiliated sites, if desired. Fellows can choose from the following, among others:

  • Transplant critical care at the Mayo Clinic Jacksonville is a 4-week block elective
  • Burn intensive care unit at UF Health Shands Hospital in Gainesville is a 2 or 4-week block elective
  • Trauma at UF Health Jacksonville
  • Emergency surgery service at UF Health Jacksonville

The didactic curriculum parallels that of the pulmonary disease and critical care fellowship and includes lectures, case discussions and journal clubs.

The MCCKAP exam is administered annually each spring to assist fellows in preparation for the Surgical Critical Care Boards and to help critical care program directors to assess the strengths and weaknesses of their fellowship program and program participants. Each fellow is required to complete the exam as a preparation tool for the critical care subspecialty board examination and to identify topic areas that need further study.

Bi-Weekly Activities

  • Grand Rounds
  • ICU
  • Journal Club
  • Morbidity and Mortality
  • Neuro Critical Care
  • Pre/Post Test and CCC Update
  • Pulmonary
  • Research


Fellows participate actively in ongoing research programs and are expected to bring to completion at least one project for presentation and/or publication.

Fellows work with faculty as well as research coordinators who assist with the IRB approval process.

Fellows must demonstrate the ability to investigate and evaluate their care of patients, to appraise and assimilate scientific evidence and to continuously improve patient care based on constant self-evaluation and life-long learning. Fellow involvement in a quality improvement and patient safety project is required to systematically analyze practice using quality improvement methods and implement changes with the goal of practice improvement.

The University of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville encourages resident and fellow research through the availability of Dean’s Fund Research Awards and an annual Research Day.

For more information about the ongoing research at the UF Health Science Center Jacksonville, please visit our campus research page.