How to Apply

Application Procedure

Applications must be submitted using SAFAS
Applications are accepted March 1 – May 1 of each year. We strongly encourage early application.

A completed application consists of the following:

Application / CV

USMLE Scores

3 letters of Recommendation

Current Photo

Personal Statement


Samantha Oliver,
Surgical Critical Care & Acute Care Surgery Fellowship Coordinator

(502) 852-6191


Interview Process

The Surgical Critical Care & Acute Care Surgery Program in the Department of Surgery at the University of Louisville participates in the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP) developed by the Association of American Medical Colleges in the recruitment of all extramural fellows.

Candidates are required to have completed 5-years of General Surgery training in an ACGME accredited program, and must be American Board of Surgery eligible.

The Surgical Critical Care Review Committee will screen all applicants based on their accomplishments, and invitations will be issued via email. Upon receipt of the invitation, please contact  via the email sent to arrange your interview according to the following schedule.

Interview Dates

April 23, 2024

May 14, 2024

June 11, 2024

July 9, 2024

Interviews will be conducted virtually and typically begin at 8:30am EST.

Dr. Nicholas Nash, Program Director, will give an overview of the program. Candidates will then have half-hour interviews with trauma faculty as well as an opportunity to communicate with current fellows about individual questions regarding the program.

A ranking meeting is held each June - July. Each applicant's folder is thoroughly reviewed and discussed by the faculty. Applicants are ranked in the order agreed upon by the faculty. After the rank order list is generated, it is entered electronically and submitted to the NRMP by the August deadline.