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A joint effort of the Surgical Critical Care Program Directors Society (SCCPDS) and the Society of Critical Care Anesthesiologists (SOCCA) to develop a continuously updated learning resource for trainees caring for surgical patients, regardless of their primary specialty training.

Welcome to Critical Care of the Surgical Patient

We are excited to announce the impending launch of our sparkling new Critical Care of the Surgical Patient.

  • 20 sections each with three to 15 modules based on ACGME defined curriculum for fellows in both surgical and anesthesia critical care training.
  • A valuable learning resource for fellows, physicians or advanced practice providers in surgery, anesthesia, emergency medicine or internal medicine caring for surgical patients
  • Our co-editors are Fred Luchette, MD (Loyola, SCCPDS past president), Sam Tisherman, MD (Maryland, SCCPDS president-elect) and Andrew Patterson, MD, PhD (Nebraska Vice Chair for Research).  We have also enlisted Kelly Austin, MD (Pittsburgh) as editor for pediatric surgical critical care.

Weekly Curriculum™

Weekly Curriculum is a schedule of Surgical Critical Care readings and clinical cases and Board-style MCQs keyed to essential elements of critical care surgery.


  • MCQ Reviews: Create sectional reviews testing medical knowledge after completing sections or rotations
  • Program Director’s Portal: Power tracking and management tools for individual residents and groups
  • Resident Logbooks: Personal logbook with each account tracking progress throughout the year
  • ‘Soft Competencies: Measurable assessment to satisfy ACGME program requirement in all Competency areas.
  • ACGME Milestones: ACGME Milestones and reporting; all logbooks and reporting information exportable for ACGME

Teaching Slide Library

Ready-to-use presentation slide sets pairing graphics with the key teaching points for each topic in Surgical Critical Care ; including decision-making and procedural algorithms, illustrations images, clinical photos, micrographs, tables, and charts. An ideal teaching tool for didactics, lectures, rounds and reference.


Whether you are in private practice, full-time faculty or attending, Surgical Critical Care offers CME/MOC for surgeons in all circumstances! All CME/MOC exercises are post-tests associated with the monthly Surgical Critical Care updates. All exercises are comprised of case-based MCQs, assessing new material and knowledge gaps. All exercises are 'Board-styled', helping physicians prepare for re-certification!

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