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Surgical Critical Care Fellowship at HCA Florida Ocala Hospital

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Welcome from our Program Director

Thank you for your interest in HCA Florida Ocala Hospital's Surgical Critical Care Fellowship. Our program is designed to build the next generation of acute care surgeons. The one-year ACGME-accredited program gives rotations in trauma and medical intensive care units plus electives including emergency general surgery and burn care.

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Program overview

The Surgical Critical Care Fellowship Program is a one-year ACGME accredited program for fellows who have already completed an ACGME Accredited Residency Program.

Fellows will complete twelve one-month training blocks. Physicians will complete: nine months of trauma/surgical ICU, one month cardiovascular ICU, one month trauma surgery, one elective.. Elective options are discussed and approved in advance in conjunction with the program director and in compliance with ACGME requirements.

HCA Florida Ocala Hospital is an American College of Surgeons and state verified Level II Trauma Center with a 34-bed ICU. HCA Florida Ocala Hospital admits over 3000 trauma patients per year with our case mix of approximately 90 percent blunt and 10 percent penetrating.

With an average patient age in their 50s, our program allows for a unique experience with geriatric trauma patients and complicated physiology. The surgical critical care team is responsible for an average of twenty ICU patients per day in both trauma and emergency general surgery patients.

We utilize modern GE vents, advanced ultrasound techniques, RotoProne therapy, ECMO therapy and bedside surgical procedures. All fellows are involved in daily rounds and have the opportunity for trauma calls and coverage weekly.

Research time is a component of your rotation schedules, so we encourage attendance at national surgical meetings.

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Our Program Director and staff

Our team is comprised of skilled experts with deep experience and knowledge from which residents and fellows can benefit.

Dana Taylor, MD Program Director

Dana Taylor, MD, program director

Program details


The following salary is for the fiscal year 2022-2023 and may differ from future years' salaries.

  • PGY6: $71,316

Mission statement

The HCA Florida Ocala Hospital Surgical Critical Care Fellowship program's mission is to develop the next generation of physicians and physician leaders.

As a part of HCA Healthcare, we are driven by a single mission: Above all else, we are committed to the care and improvement of human life.

This program is designed to offer fellows a rewarding, educational environment where fellows are provided individualized learning opportunities by faculty and staff who support and sustain one another throughout quality care delivery. Our faculty are committed to ensuring the fellows' clinical experience and educational needs are fulfilled while expanding fellows’ perspectives to be inclusive of cultures, values and ideals.