Our Fellowship Program's History
The Trauma and Surgical Critical Care Fellowship for Advanced Practice Providers at Intermountain Medical Center started in 2010. Our Trauma Service model centered around APPs was created back in 1998, and was one of the first surgical services in the country to hire Advanced Practice Clinicians (APCs) Providers (APPs). The progressive role of the APCP at IMC focused on increased responsibility, allowing for a clinical experience at the edges of their scopes of practice.
This tenet has helped us recruit and keep more APPs, maintain a very collegial relationship with other providers, and incorporate APPs into the backbone of our trauma and critical care team. Our APP model has also become a template that has been used by many other services within Intermountain Healthcare.
Our Current Trauma Services Team
We currently have six core trauma surgeons, who rotate weekly to cover the trauma bays, trauma ICU and floor patients. We also currently have 11 trauma APPs, a mix of both NPs and PAs. We work closely with a team of inpatient neurosurgery and orthopedic surgery APPs as well.
Our team is actively engaged in trauma & critical care research, led by Dr. Sarah Majercik and the Trauma Research Committee. We perform multiple projects and clinical trials among a variety of areas. We have focused particularly on management of rib fractures and helped pioneer the role of surgical stabilization, massive transfusion protocolization, use of thromboelastography, and venous thromboembolism management in trauma patients.
Salt Lake City is located in the heart of the Wasatch Mountains, a bastion and playground for the outdoor enthusiast. With at least eight world-class ski resorts within a 40 minute drive or less, as well as blue ribbon trout streams and desert wonderlands just hours away, Salt Lake City and its surrounding areas give our staff a variety of ways in which to decompress after a busy call shift, making it a fantastic place to call home.