Fellowship Program

The University of Maryland Medical Center and the R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center are now offering a post-graduate, Critical Care Fellowship for Nurse Practitioners either newly graduated or new to the Critical Care areas. Two applicants will also be considered for the new Transplant Medicine Fellowship as well as 2 NPs for the STC/ICU fellowship. Applicants may choose a Critical Care Medicine, Transplant Medicine or Trauma Track. This is a 9 month Fellowship. Graduates are expected to give a 2 year commitment to work at STC/UMMC upon successful completion.

Nurse Practitioner Fellows become full time employees, with full time benefits.

Applications for the NP Fellowship are now open; you must go onto the umm.edu job posting site and look for "NP Residents"--apply for the position this way, online. Interviews will now take place in Nov-Dec, 2015. Please see below for other application criteria. Application materials will not be accepted after October 15th. Selected candidates will now begin in March, 2016. This is so that all candidates can be successfully board certified prior to the start of the Fellowship. Four candidates will be chosen for this cohort by the end of November, 2015. This includes 2 NP Fellows for either the Trauma or Medical Intensivist track and 2 for the Transplant track. For more information, please contact Dr. Deborah Schofield at dschofield@umm.edu.

All applications must be mailed to the site listed under "Application materials" in order to process your application materials.

You can apply to the Fellowship role once the posting is up by mid-September.

The University of Maryland Medical Center and the R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center are now offering a post-graduate, Critical Care Fellowship for Nurse Practitioners either newly graduated or new to the Critical Care areas. Applicants may choose a Critical Care Medicine or Trauma Track.

Program at a Glance

Critical Care Fellowship: Focusing on the care of the critically ill, this fellowship allows NP's to rotate through critical care settings such as neuro-critical care, and cardiac surgical critical care. UMMC is one of two hospitals in the country (the other being Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle), to be named the Leapfrog top hospital of the decade. Excellence in Critical care staffing is a crucial component of the Leapfrog certification. Magnet Designation (ANCC) was achieved in 2009.

Trauma Fellowship: Focusing on the care of the trauma and emergency surgery patient from admission to outpatient care, this fellowship allows NP's to rotate through admitting, critical care and specialty service teams such as neurosurgery and orthopedics.

The R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center is regarded as one of the international standard-setters for the care of traumatic injuries. It's a multidisciplinary clinical, educational and research institution dedicated to both the prevention and management of severe injury and its consequences.

Program Eligibility

  • Graduation from an accredited Acute Care Nurse Practitioner program (CCNE or NLN).
  • Must be nationally board certified.
  • Must obtain a Maryland RN and CRNP license.
  • Must be able, in an unpredictable fast paced environment, to work weekends, nights, and 40-60 hour workweek, attend all lectures, simulation and clinical rotations.
  • Available for interview for a fellowship position in person.
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