Trauma Fellowship Program

Enhance Your Skills & Knowledge at South Texas’ Highest Level Trauma Centers

University Hospital is home to the highest Level Adult Trauma Center and Pediatric Trauma Center for South Texas.

Our Trauma Nurse Fellowship Program offers experience in our fast-paced trauma centers and mentors from UT Health San Antonio physicians on the leading edge of trauma research using the latest technologies caring for the most critically injured and ill residents of South Texas. You will also benefit from the expertise of the University Hospital trauma team, administrative staff and regional partners who provide a global perspective on trauma care and the regional trauma system.

Eligibility Requirements

This unique six-month Trauma Fellowship program requires RNs to have three years of nursing experience – with at least two of them being in critical care. Nurses must also be employed at University Health System for at least six month prior to applying. Suspension of regular work duties is required. Salary, paid time off, benefits and leave accrual will remain in place.

Nurses accepted into the program will receive a stipend for certifications, outreach and travel. Completion of the program is recognized and acknowledged by the Clinical Advancement Program.

Trauma Fellowship Program Overview

Nurses accepted into our program will learn about all aspects of trauma care including:

  • Injury prevention
  • Patient safety
  • Pre-hospital care
  • Rural trauma outreach
  • Trauma education
  • Trauma-related legislation
  • Trauma research
  • Trauma surgery

Fellows will also participate in clinical rotations with:

  • AirLIFE & emergency services pre-hospital unit
  • Emergency Department trauma resuscitation
  • Injury prevention
  • Surgical Trauma ICU
  • Trauma administration
  • Trauma Pediatric ICU

After completing the six-month program, a two-year commitment providing clinical services as a full-time trauma nurse with University Health System is required. Nurses will receive continuing education credit, preparation for the Society of Trauma Nurses – Trauma Certification Registered Nurse Exam and program funding upon successful completion of each program year.