Trauma & Surgical Critical Care Fellowship Application

Applications must be submitted using SAFAS at
We strongly encourage early application.

A completed application consists of the following:

  • Application/CV
  • USMLE Scores
  • 3 letters of Recommendation
  • Current Photo
  • Personal Statement

The Surgical Critical Care Program in Department of Surgery at the University of Louisville participates in the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP) developed by the Association of American Medical Colleges in the recruitment of all extramural fellows.

Candidates are required to have completed 5-years of General Surgery training in an ACGME accredited program, and must be American Board of Surgery eligible.

Completed applications are reviewed by the Surgical Critical Care Program Director and applicants are selected to interview based on their accomplishments.

Several interview days are held each year in the late summer / early fall. Fellowship candidates are interviewed by various trauma/critical care faculty members in one-on-one interviews.

A ranking meeting is held each September. Each applicant’s folder is thoroughly reviewed and discussed by the faculty. Applicants are ranked in the order agreed upon by the faculty. After the rank order list is generated, it is entered electronically and submitted to the NRMP by the October deadline.

Once complete, applications will be reviewed by Dr. Glen Franklin, Surgical Critical Care Program Director. Selected candidates will receive an invitation to interview.

If you have any questions, please contact:

Samantha Geary

Samantha Geary, Fellowship Coordinator
University of Louisville
Department of Surgery
550 South Jackson Street
Louisville, Kentucky 40202