Our Fellowship Program's History
TThe Trauma and Critical Care Post-Graduate Fellowship at Intermountain Medical Center (IMC) in 1998. At the time, our program was one of the first programs in the country to hire Advanced Practice Clinicians (APCs). The progressive role of the APC 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 APCs, maintain a very collegial relationship with other providers, and incorporate APCs into the backbone of our trauma and critical care team. Our APC 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 APCs, a mix of both NPs and PAs. We work closely with a team of inpatient neurosurgery and orthopedic surgery APCs 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.