We use the Surgical Critical Care and Acute Care Surgery Fellowship Application Service (SAFAS) to electronically accept fellowship applications, letters of recommendations, dean’s letters, transcripts and other credentials directly from your medical school.
Eligible candidates should also submit:
- Dean's letter
- Medical school transcript
- Personal statement
- Three letters of recommendation from attending physicians
Prior to appointment in the program, fellows must have completed at least three clinical years in an ACGME-accredited graduate medical education program in one of the following specialties:
- Emergency medicine
- Neurological surgery
- Obstetrics and gynecology
- Orthopedic surgery
- Otolaryngology surgery
- Thoracic surgery
- Vascular surgery
Fellows who have completed an emergency medicine residency must also complete one preparatory year as an advanced preliminary resident in surgery at Baylor Dallas. The content of this year should be defined jointly by the program directors of the surgery program and the surgical critical care program. It must include clinical experience in the foundations of surgery and the management of complex surgical conditions.
At a minimum, this preparatory year of education must include supervised clinical experience in:
- Pre-operative evaluation, including respiratory, cardiovascular and nutritional evaluation
- Pre-operative and post-operative care of surgical patients, including outpatient follow-up care
- Advanced care of injured patients
- Care of patients requiring abdominal, breast, head and neck, endocrine, transplant, cardiac, thoracic, vascular and neurosurgical operations
- Management of complex wounds
- Minor operative procedures related to critical care, such as venous access, tube thoracostomy and tracheostomy
Interviews and Selection
Submitted applications are thoroughly reviewed and acknowledged. The program director may also contact the applicant by phone initially. Invitation to interview in person is based on program needs and the individual’s qualifications and references. In addition to the requisite eligibility criteria, selection for the program is based on favorable interviews with existing faculty and fellows, favorable completion of his/her current program, as well as the applicant’s expressed interest in the surgical critical care program.
Candidates meet with the program director, associate program director, division director, faculty, fellows and unit staff. The rank order list submitted to the National Residency Match Program (NRMP) is based on faculty consensus of the standardized evaluation results. Housestaff physicians are selected from among eligible applicants on a compilation of the following: preparedness, ability, aptitude, academic credentials, communication skills and personal qualities such as motivation and integrity.
Learn more about Baylor Scott & White's housestaff appointment eligibility, including guidelines for international medical graduates.