Intermountain Medical Center Trauma and Surgical Critical Care – Postgraduate Fellowship for PAs and NPs

Intermountain Medical Center Trauma and Surgical Critical Care – Postgraduate Fellowship for PAs and NPs
(801) 507-6556  – Local Phone
(801) 507-5578 – Fax
5121 South Cottonwood Street
Shock Trauma ICU
Murray, UT 84107

Length of Program: 12 months
Number of PA’s in Each Class: 1

Contact Information

For additional information please contact:
Aaron Pugh
Program Director
IMC Patient Tower 5th Floor Shock Trauma
5121 S. Cottonwood Street
Murray UT 84107


Administrative Assistant
Kristi Kruckenberg
Phone:  801-507-6556  office
Fax: 801-507-5578


The Intermountain Medical Center Trauma and Surgical Critical Care Post Graduate Fellowship for Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners accepted the first resident to started October 2010. This is a 12-month program offering didactic and clinical training in the specialties of trauma and surgical critical care.

Intermountain Medical Center is one of three Level One Trauma Centers in the Salt Lake City Valley.  It is a state- of-the-art facility that opened in October 2007. The resident will have the unique and exciting opportunity to work with a team of PAs, NPs, and trauma critical care surgeons to learn the care of the trauma and surgical patient.

Curriculum Outline

The APC resident will rotate through 12 months. The resident will rotate through a combination of the Level One Trauma Center’s ICUs, ED, OR, and other specialized care departments. There will be opportunity for 2 elective month rotations. The resident will be required to participate in research.

Goals and Objectives

The purpose of the fellowship is to provide specialty training for post-graduate physician assistants and nurse practitioners. The collaboration of the PA and NP roles is a unique attribute of the IMC Trauma Service model. The core critical care trauma surgeon physician group is dedicated to the advancement of the PA and NP role and post-graduate training.
The goals of the program can be outlined as follows:

  • Promote and advance the APC (Advanced Practice Clinician – term used to describe PAs and NPs) role in the Trauma and Critical Care specialty
  • Provide advanced training for APCs in Trauma and Critical Care
  • Promote the collaboration of the APCs in the Trauma and Critical Care specialty
  • Utilize the Intermountain Healthcare strengths and outstanding reputation for best practice for all patients as groundwork for education of the APCs in the residency
  • Establish the residency as a competitive and leadership-enhancing program.
  • Continue to work with PA and NP associations to support the current local and national guidelines for each role. This will reinforce and bolster autonomy and collaboration of both professions.
  • Provide a continuous source of qualified APCs dedicated and trained in the Trauma and Critical Care specialties for the intermountain region and rural areas of Utah.

Didactic and Clinical Components

The APC resident will participate in ICU lecture series, Trauma Conferences, Trauma Service Journal Clubs, and all facilities Trauma rounds, Trauma Surgical Floor rounds, Trauma Clinics, and ATLS. There will be opportunity for the resident to teach and travel with the Rural Trauma Team Development Course staff. The APC resident will have a defined curriculum consisting of didactic and clinical objectives to achieve every month. The curriculum will adhere to the APPAP Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) standards.

Admissions Process and Timeline

Applicants will apply on the Intermountain Healthcare Job Search site. The position will be posted around 4-5 months prior to the start date. Candidates will be required to attend an interview as part of the selection process. As part of the online process the applicants will submit the following in order to be considered for acceptance:

  • Application (filled out online)
  • Copy of Curriculum Vitae
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Proof of graduation from a PA or NP accredited program
  • Proof of Board Certification
  • DEA license
  • Proof of Licensure in the State of Utah as a PA or NP (Intern license acceptable).
  • Copy of current BLS/ACLS cards

Credentials Awarded

Upon fulfilling the requirement of the program, the resident will receive a certificate of completion.

Financial Information

  • Salary: Approx $45,000 per year
  • Medical, Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Malpractice insurance
  • CME allowance for one conference attendance
  • CME time allowance for one conference attendance
  • Lab Coat
  • Vacation: 2 weeks
  • Holidays: 6 days


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