Hartford Hospital, the primary teaching hospital for the
University of Connecticut, is accredited for a two-year Acute
Care Surgery Fellowship by the American Association for the
Surgery of Trauma (AAST) Committee on Acute Care Surgery. The
Acute Care Surgery Fellowship consists of 12 months of Surgical
Critical Care and 12 months of Emergency Surgery, Elective
Surgery, and Trauma Surgery. During the Surgical Critical Care
Year, the ACS Fellow rotates for 6 months in the Trauma/General
Surgery ICU and will spend one month in the Pediatric ICU at
Connecticut Children's Hospital .The remainder of the year will
be spent rotating through the Neuro-trauma ICU, the
Cardiothoracic surgery ICU, and the Palliative Care Service at
Hartford Hospital. During the Second Fellowship Year, the ACS
Fellow rotates through the Trauma Service, the Emergency General
Surgery Service, the Orthopaedic, Thoracic, Neurosurgery,
Transplant and Vascular Surgery Services.
Hartford Hospital has had a Fellowship in Surgical Critical Care since 1987 and was accredited by the ACGME in 1990. Seventy-One Fellows have completed the Surgical Critical Care Fellowship and the pass rate for the American Board of Surgery examination in Surgical Critical Care has been 100% over the past five years. Two of our four available positions in Surgical Critical Care are reserved for the first year of our Acute Care Surgery Fellowship. The applicant may also enter the program through the alternate route of having successfully completed a Surgical Critical Care fellowship at an accredited institution.
Hartford Hospital is an 867 licensed bed American College of Surgeons
Level 1 trauma center, home to LIFESTAR, the state’s aeromedical
service. There were about 2000 trauma admissions in 2012, over
30,000 operative procedures, and an average of 100,000 ED visits
per year. Hartford Hospital is a transplant center and is
nationally certified as a regional referral center for wound
care and hyperbaric oxygen therapy. Hartford Hospital is the
CEMP (Center for Emergency Medical Preparedness) for the
northern half of Connecticut.
Hartford Hospital has a 12 bed Surgical General/Trauma Surgery Intensive Care Unit, an 18 bed Cardiothoracic Surgery Intensive Care Unit, and an 18 bed Neuro-Intensive Care Unit, all of which are staffed by members of our Surgical Critical Care team.
Hartford Hospital figures prominently in the educational programs of the American College of Surgeons: the inaugural institution for the ATOM course is an ACS accredited level 1 Education Institute. The Center for Education, Simulation and Innovation (CESI) at Hartford Hospital is a comprehensive versatile 20,000 square foot multimillion dollar facility dedicated to simulation and skills training for the Hartford Health Care system and the region.