Surgical Critical Care Fellowship Application

Surgical Critical Care Information

Due to military downsizing, only 4th year medical student graduates with a U.S. military obligation (HPSP, USUHS, ROTC) may apply to the Army First Year of Graduate Medical Education (FYGME). Applicants are required to apply through the Medical Education FYGME Branch, Falls Church VA, in addition to applying to the Electronic Residency Application System (ERAS), developed by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC).

For more detailed information on applying for FYGME, contact the Medical Education Office, FGYME Branch, Falls Church VA, 1-800-793-5970.

Criteria for Selection

Criteria for selection include academic performance in medical school, USMLE scores, letters of recommendation, demonstrated interest in military service, leadership potential, physical, mental and moral fitness.

Research

There is an institutional requirement for a research project by the critical care resident. BAMC has a department of Clinical Investigation with state of the art laboratory facilities for both basic science and animal projects. In addition the U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research has its facilities within our structure adding even greater capability for basic science and laboratory work.

Ongoing faculty research: A multicenter, randomized (1:1), single-blind, controlled, parallel-group study to evaluate the safety, tolerability and efficacy of a variable dose of Hemoglobin-Based Oxygen Carrier-201 (HBOC-201) versus Lactated Ringer's solution when administered therapeutically and peri-operatively in non-cardiac surgery patients. A Survey of Army General Surgeons' Preparedness for Combat Casualty Care Identification of Risk Factors and Treatment Outcomes for Candidemia in Trauma Intensive Care Patients Evaluation of Non-protein Kilocalorie Provision and Respiratory Quotient in Critically Ill Mechanically Ventilated Patients Evaluation of soluble L-selectin in the diagnostic evaluation of pleural effusions. An addendum has been added to run IL-6 assays. Comparison of selected criteria for differentiating pleural effusion exudates from transudates Correlation of prospectively obtained laboratory data with outcome in patients receiving mechanical ventilation in the ICU Current fellow work Correlation of Near-Infrared Spectroscopy Muscle O2 SaturaTion with Central Hemodynamic Measurements During Uncontrolled Hemorrhage Correlation of Near Infra-red Spectroscopy Skeletal Muscle O2 Saturation with Invasive Monitoring during Elective Surgical Procedures. Correlation of Continuous Near-Infrared Spectroscopy Skeletal Muscle O2 Saturation with Invasive Central Monitoring of Continuous Mixed Venous O2 and Cardiac Outputs in the Intensive Care Patient.

Fellowship

Eligibility -- Active duty Medical Corps (MC) officers who are U.S. citizens and a graduate of an accredited U.S. school of medicine. Any MC active duty officer, who is a graduate from a foreign medical school, must possess a standard certificate from the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG).

Application Deadline

NLT 15 September of the year before training begins.

For more detailed information on applying for Residency/Fellowship programs, contact the BAMC Medical Education Office, (210) 916-2222/3038 or DSN: 429-2222/3038.