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The University of Iowa Department of Surgery is offering a Breast Surgery Fellowship to begin on July 1, 2009. The Breast Fellowship Program is offered by the Department of Surgery, Division of Surgical Oncology. The Breast Cancer Program is part of the Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center, a nationally designated NCI center, and is comprised of a multi-disciplinary team dedicated to the improvement of breast cancer care.
The Division of Trauma, Burns, and Surgical Critical Care offers a one year Burn Surgery Fellowship. The goal of our program is to provide the trainee with an in-depth experience in the management of the entire spectrum of burn and complex wound care in the setting of a large university teaching hospital. The successful trainee will have experience involving burn and complex wound treatment, burn reconstruction, burn related research, and prevention. Although there is no independent Burn Fellowship accreditation, a second fellowship year of Surgical Critical Care is encouraged, allowing the trainee to sit for the American Board of Surgery Examination in Surgical Critical Care.
The Division of Acute Care Surgery Service offers an one year ACGME-accredited Surgical Critical Care Fellowship Program. The core curriculum will consist of a 12-month clinical fellowship in the Surgical Critical Intensive Care Service, the time of which is divided into 13 four-week blocks. All trainees will spend at least 6 blocks in the SICU, and then rotate to other intensive care units which provide extended educational experiences suited to the need of the fellow. Each trainee will be required to complete a minimum of nine blocks of time in the critical care setting, three blocks of time in elective unit, with one block of time reserved for vacation (3 weeks) and meetings (1 week).
The Division of Vascular Surgery offers a two year Vascular Fellowship program to accommodate the evolving needs for training in endovascular surgery and the noninvasive vascular laboratory. The goal of our program is to provide the trainee with a broad in-depth experience in the management of vascular diseases in the setting of a large university hospital complex and a Veteran Administration Medical Center-Hospital complex. Our fellowship has been approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education since its inception. Our program graduates one resident trainee per year.