Fellowship Goals & Objectives

ACGME Core Competencies

The fellowship program must require its fellows to obtain competence in the

six areas listed below to the level expected of a new practitioner. Programs

must define the specific knowledge, skills, behaviors, and attitudes required,

in keeping with the AAST Acute Care Surgery Curriculum outline, and

provide educational experiences as needed in order for their fellows to

demonstrate the following:


Acute Care Surgery Program Requirements

1. Patient care that is compassionate, appropriate, and effective for the

treatment of health problems and the promotion of health;

2. Medical Knowledge about established and evolving biomedical,

clinical, and cognate sciences, as well as the application of this

knowledge to patient care;

3. Practice-based learning and improvement that involves the

investigation and evaluation of care for their patients, the appraisal and

assimilation of scientific evidence, and improvements in patient care;

4. Interpersonal and communication skills that result in the effective

exchange of information and collaboration with patients, their families,

and other health professionals;

5. Professionalism, as manifested through a commitment to carrying out

professional responsibilities, adherence to ethical principles, and

sensitivity to patients of diverse backgrounds;

6. Systems-based practice, as manifested by actions that demonstrate an

awareness of and responsiveness to the larger context and system of

health care, as well as the ability to call effectively on other resources

in the system to provide optimal health care.