The Surgical Critical Care Fellowship program at Orlando Health Orlando Regional Medical Center is an American Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) accredited 12-month residency program that is intended to prepare graduates for a career in either academic or private practice surgical critical care. The educational philosophy of the program is to provide a comprehensive matrix upon which to:

  • Develop a scientifically sound, evidence-based medicine approach to cost-effective management of the critically ill patient using the latest technologies and innovations,
  • Facilitate interpersonal skills in physician-patient and physician-family communication especially with regards to end-of-life and other ethical issues,
  • Promote effective and productive teaching abilities,
  • Encourage and develop intensive care unit leadership and hospital administrative skills, and
  • Foster an interest in and aptitude for scientific research, statistics, and critical thinking.

Each fellow is trained according to the recommended guidelines set forth by the Society of Critical Care Medicine to ensure a comprehensive exposure to all aspects of critical care practice. Our ultimate goal is to fully prepare our graduates to be not only superb clinicians, but also excellent academic teachers and thought leaders in their future institutions.

The Surgical Critical Care Residency is based at Orlando Health Orlando Regional Medical Center (OHORMC), the 808-bed flagship hospital of Orlando Health, a nine-hospital not-for-profit comprehensive healthcare system serving the needs of patients throughout Central Florida as well as millions of tourists each year.

Why Surgical Critical Care?

Today, an increasing proportion of patient care and hospital resources revolves around the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). Intensivist-led models of ICU care have been shown to improve patient outcome while simultaneously reducing costs. Hospitals and universities nationwide are recruiting well-trained surgical intensivists to direct such care. As a result, the Surgical Critical Care Fellowship at Orlando Regional Medical Center (ORMC) focuses not only on the clinical practice of intensive care, but also on ICU administration, quality improvement, and resource utilization. Our didactic program emphasizes multidisciplinary, state-of-the-art patient care, clinical research, evidence-based medicine guideline development, cost-containment, and database-driven process improvement. This comprehensive approach to patient care, academic productivity, and ICU administration ensures that our graduates are well prepared to effectively lead an ICU program.

Program Highlights

  • Over 3000 intensive care unit (ICU) admissions per year 
  • ACS-verified Level I Trauma Center with over 6000 trauma admissions per year 
  • ABA-verified Burn Center 
  • One night call per week
  • 16-bed Trauma ICU 
  • 16-bed Multidisciplinary Surgical-Medical ICU 
  • 16-bed Neurosciences ICU 
  • 16-bed Cardiac ICU 
  • Web-based multimedia educational teaching program 
  • Computerized bronchoscopy and ultrasound simulators
  • State-of-the-art hemodynamic monitoring 
  • Active research program 
  • Instruction in ICU and trauma center administration and quality assurance/improvement 
  • Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) Instructor training
  • Fundamental Critical Care Support (FCCS) Instructor training
  • Competitive salary and benefits