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St. Joseph’s University Medical Center (SJUMC) has an AOA-approved surgical critical care fellowship position. This is a 1 year fellowship program at SJUMC, a 700-bed, tertiary care medical center in Paterson, New Jersey, with a level II trauma designation by the Committee on Trauma of the American College of Surgeons. The trauma service cares for over 1,500 patients yearly, with 1,000 admissions with 295 of those patients admitted to the SICU. The surgical ICU is a twelve-bed, state-of-the-art facility located in the critical care tower. SJUMC also has very busy open-heart, vascular, thoracic, bariatric, hepatobiliary surgery and General Surgery Program including a fully AOA approved residency program. There are six board certified critical care surgeons who are responsible for both the SICU and the fellowship program.

The surgical ICU fellow will rotate nine months in the surgical ICU, one month in the Burn ICU at Jacobi Medical Center in the Bronx, NY, one month in the Neurocritical care ICU, and will have an opportunity to spend a one month elective on trauma, MICU, PICU, CCU, Nephrology or Infectious Diseases Services.

A month elective will be offered to the fellow that can be spent to further her/his knowledge base and experience in other critical care-related disciplines, such as Pediatric ICU, Cardiothoracic ICU, Medical ICU, nephrology or infectious diseases.

Opportunities for fourth year medical students who desire exposure in surgical critical care and trauma. Please email your request to Suzanne Seifert,, with the following information:

  • Date of Inquiry          
  • Name  
  • Permanent Address    
  • Current Address        
  • Preferred Phone Number       
  • Preferred E-mail Address      
  • Medical School          
  • Deans Office Phone Number 
  • Expected Date of Graduation           
  • Comlex 1 Score          

For additional information, please call 973.754.2671.

Consideration will be given to qualified applicants who have completed an AOA-approved surgical residency training program prior to the start of the fellowship.

Please contact Suzanne Seifert, Residency Program Coordinator D.O., at or you may call 973.754.2671 expressing interest in the program and for an application. Please send most current CV and 3 letters of recommendation for consideration.


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