Training and certification in surgical critical care: a position paper by the Surgical Critical Care Program Directors Society

J Trauma. 2010 Aug;69(2):471-4. doi: 10.1097/TA.0b013e3181e93159.


Delivery of Surgical Critical Care in the United States is facing multiple challenges including increasing complexity of care, escalating costs, shortage of well-trained physicians, and controversies about appropriate training and credentialing methods. In this position paper, the Surgical Critical Care Program Directors Society discusses some of these important issues and suggests a number of possible solutions.

MeSH terms

  • Certification / organization & administration*
  • Clinical Competence / standards*
  • Critical Care / organization & administration*
  • Critical Care / standards*
  • Education, Medical, Graduate / organization & administration*
  • Education, Medical, Graduate / standards*
  • Emergency Medicine / education
  • Female
  • General Surgery / education
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Physician Executives / organization & administration
  • Program Evaluation
  • Societies, Medical
  • United States
  • Workforce