Training & Education

The Surgical Critical Care Fellowship Program at Ocala Health is a 1 year program for fellows that have already completed an ACGME Accredited Residency Program. Fellows will complete one year (12 one-month blocks) of training, which is divided into 12 month long rotations. Fellows will complete nine months in the Trauma Intensive Care Unit, one month in the Medicine Intensive Care Unit, and two months of elective options. Elective options are discussed and approved in conjunction with the program director and in compliance with ACGME requirements.

Program Strengths

Ocala Regional Medical Center is an American College of Surgeons and State verified level II trauma center with a 34 bed ICU. ORMC admits over 3000 trauma patients per year, with our case mix approximately 90% blunt and 10% penetrating. With an average patient age in the 50's, 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 20 ICU patients per day that range from both trauma and emergency general surgery patients. We utilize modern GE vents, advance ultrasound techniques, RotoProne therapy, ECMO therapy, and bedside surgical procedures. All fellows are involved in daily rounding as well as the opportunity for trauma call and coverage weekly. Multiple elective rotations can be fashioned that include emergency general surgery, trauma, cardiothoracic surgery, and vascular surgery. Research time is included in your rotation schedules. Attendance at national surgical meetings is encouraged.


The Surgical Critical Care Program is an ACGME accredited program.

Ocala Regional Medical Center

Ocala Regional Medical Center

Ocala Regional Medical Center (ORMC) is a 222 bed medical center and a State and American College of Surgeons (ACS) verified Level II Trauma Center that will serve as the primary teaching site for this program. Dr. Hagan will oversee all fellow rotations and research at ORMC, a teaching hospital with accredited ACGME residency programs. The hospital has the required medical and surgical specialties as well as support services to make teaching and learning at his site ideal. The facility has state of the art equipment where fellows will gain clinical expertise and a diverse patient population where fellows will gain clinical experience to ultimately practice independently. The educational experience at ORMC will include faculty coverage (supervision) available on-site at all times. A supervising faculty will be available to provide indirect supervision by phone at all times with direct supervision available if required. Volumes and variety of clinical experiences will be monitored by the program director through a regular review of the fellow’s patient encounters.