Surgical Critical Care Fellowship

About the Fellowship

Download Overall Goals/Objective

The Children's Hospital Los Angeles offers a one year fellowship in pediatric surgical critical care for residents who have completed a minimum of three years of training in general surgery. This fellowship program was first accredited by the Residency Review Committee (RRC) of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) in 2007. We accept only one resident annually.

  • Since its inception, the program has graduated nine pediatric surgical critical care residents (PSCCR).  All nine have become board certified in surgical critical care.  The 10th resident is finishing his year and will take the boards in the fall. A majority of our graduates have gone on to complete a Pediatric Surgery Fellowship following their Pediatric Surgical Critical Care Fellowship.
  • The objective of the program is to engage the PSCCR in primary educational activities focusing on general surgical conditions, trauma, burns, pediatric intensive care patients and neonatal intensive care patients.  The fellow is responsible for the management of all pediatric surgical critical care patients in each assigned rotational critical care unit. The fellow spends two months at the LAC + USC Medical Center doing rotations in the Surgical ICU and Burn/Trauma Unit.  The fellow will also spend one month at Cedars Sinai Medical Center doing a rotation in their Surgical ICU unit.

To Apply

Email your CV and letters of recommendation to Dr. David W. Bliss at

Program Fast Facts

AGME Accredited: Yes
Fellows per year: 1
Application Deadline: None
Duration: 1 year
Postgraduate Training Required: Yes, American Board of Surgery eligible
U.S. Citizenship Required: Yes
Salary Minimums:  
Post Graduate Year 4: $71,550 minimum
Post Graduate Year 5: $73,150 minimum
Post Graduate Year 6: $74,900 minimum
Post Graduate Year 7+: Compensation will be at the discretion of each division
Benefits Include: Health and dental insurance, 14 days paid vacation+ 6 protected sick days, yearly educational stipend, monthly meal stipend, and 401(k) matching up to 3%