Thank you for your interest in our Surgical Critical Care fellowship program here at The Albany Medical Center. At Albany Med our strengths center around a high clinical volume of critically ill patients with a wide-variety of broad clinical pathology as well as a diverse faculty of critical care physicians from various backgrounds. Our faculty create a collegial environment for the education and mentorship of the critical care fellows.
The Albany Medical College Surgical Critical Care Fellowship is an RRC approved training program. The 12-month training program offers extensive educational opportunities in a busy Surgical ICU at Albany Medical Center (AMC). AMC, the only tertiary medical center and the only Level I trauma center in northeastern New York, serves a catchment population of 3 million people. In 2011 our trauma center had over 2700 admissions that met National Trauma Databank (NTDB) requirements. This makes us the busiest Trauma Center in New York State.
The Surgical Critical Care Service accepts over 1300 admissions per year with an average daily census of twenty-two (22) patients per day. The distribution offers a wide-variety of cases including patients with trauma, elective and emergent vascular surgery, neurosurgical diseases and stroke, surgical oncology, and complex general surgical conditions (e.g.-severe pancreatitis, necrotizing fasciitis, etc.). Rotations in the Pediatric ICU and Neuro ICU as well as 1-2 electives in critical care related disciplines are available at the Albany Medical Center. Many cutting-edge procedures and technology are implemented on a regular basis at Albany Med. Faculty members conduct research in trauma and critical care and research endeavors by the fellows and residents are supported and encouraged by the faculty.
Albany (www.albanyny.org) is in the heart of the Capital Region which has excellent public and private schools and an affordable cost of living. The region is a great place to live and offers excellent year-round recreational activities. It is also in close proximity to large metropolitan area being only a few hours from New York City, Boston, and Montreal.
Daniel Bonville, DO, FACS
Surgical Critical Care Fellowship