Acute Care Surgery and Surgical Critical Care Fellowship Application Process

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for the Acute Care Surgery and Surgical Critical Care Fellowship program, the applicant must meet these requirements:

  • Have completed (or are on track to complete) an ACGME-accredited graduate educational program in the discipline of general surgery
  • Be board eligible or certified by the American Board of Surgery
  • Be eligible for obtaining a medical license in the state of North Carolina

Application Process

Applicants interested in pursuing the Acute Care Surgery and Surgical Critical Care Fellowship program are required to apply through the SCC and ACS Fellowship Application Service (SAFAS) and register with the National Registry Match Program (NRMP).

Candidates who match will be notified by email of available dates to schedule an interview.

Applications open on March 1 and close July 31.

Submitting an Application

  1. Complete applications through SAFAS

Required Documents

As part of the SAFAS process, prospective fellows will need to submit the following documentation:

  • USMLE Step I, II and III scores and/or COMLEX-USA 1, 2 and 3 scores
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Medical School Transcript
  • Exchange Commission of Foreign Medical Graduates certification (if applicable)
  • Personal statement or letter of interest explaining career choice and goals
  • Three letters of recommendation, one of which should be from the applicant's residency program director. Letter of recommendations should be on letterhead and signed
  • Current photograph


Interviews will be arranged with the applicant based on the CV and letters of recommendation during August and September for the following academic year. Match lists are due by the end of September and match day is at the end of October.