Carolinas HealthCare System Adult and Pediatric Multispecialty Acute Care Fellowships

Program Information

Specialty: Acute Care Multispecialty: Trauma and Surgical Critical Care, Medical Critical Care, Hospitalist, Emergency Medicine, CT Surgery, Hospice/Palliative Care, Pediatric Inpatient, Hepatobiliary Surgery

PO Box 32861
Charlotte NC 28232-2861

Phone: 704-446-5185
Fax: 704-446-0221

Medical Director: Dr. Michael Ruhlen
Program Director: Cragin Greene PA-C, Britney Broyhill DNP

Contact Information

Primary Contact

Cragin Greene
PA fellowship co-director, PA-C
Phone: 704-446-5179

Additional Contact Info

Program Description and History

Carolinas Medical Center is the areas level I trauma center, transplant and regional referral center offering a breadth of complex surgical and medical cases and the experience of a lifetime during this post graduate training program. The acute care fellowship tracks are 12 months in length and include: Medical Critical Care, Trauma/Surgical Critical Care, Hospitalist, Emergency Medicine, CT Surgery, Pediatric Inpatient, Hepatobiliary Surgery and Palliative Care. Please visit our website for more information.


  • Weekly structured didactic curriculum in each fellowship track
  • Training in the simulation center
  • Direct supervision of a wide array of practice-specific procedures
  • Access to system-wide conferences, learning sessions and grand rounds discussions
  • Opportunity to collaborate in a multidisciplinary approach to patient care
  • Acute Care Fellows
    • Standardized three-month critical care didactic curriculum, additional 9 month specialty curriculum
    • Off service rotation vary per specialty
    • 1-2 months of ICU rotations
    • Optional elective rotation
    • IPE rotations
    • Fellowship specific case conferences
    • Professional development mentoring
    • Fellowship QI project with poster/podium presentation

Length of Program

12 months

Class Size

34 per cohort, variable size in each specialty track

Starting Date

Semiannual start dates, April and October


Carolinas HealthCare System

Admission Process and Timetable

Applications for April start due October 1st
Applications for October start due April 1st

Application Components

  • Completed application by posted deadline
  • Curriculum Vitae, official transcripts, copy of BLS/ACLS/PALS cards, copies of certifications and licenses once received Statement of interest in the postgraduate training specialty chosen (max length 1 page)
  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • Recent photograph


Interviews to be performed approximately 5-6 weeks after application deadline. Offer letters to be sent approximately 2 months after application deadline. Confirmation of acceptance by the applicant approximately 10 weeks after application deadline.

Selection Criteria

Completion of master’s level graduate degree is required prior to the start of the fellowship program (You may apply prior to graduation.) Must have a national board certification as a PA and be eligible for licensure as a PA in North Carolina. The PA should be highly motivated, dedicated, demonstrate stress management skills, poise and confidence, possess a passion of the profession, be able to adapt to an ever changing environment, and be able to work within a multi-professional team.

Credential Awarded

Certificate of completion

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