Acute Care Surgery is a specialty developed with three key components-trauma, critical care , and emergency operations. Subsequent study of active critical care system administrators and major trauma organizations found that trauma and critical care doctors were increasingly responsible for emergency surgery. This combined responsibility was the product of an growing need in both academic and public hospitals for trauma and emergency surgical care. Educational gap in emerging trauma and acute care surgery was identified. Trauma and intensive care surgery practitioners have set educational targets and built a more structured prospectus for training programs to fill this educational void. The Acute Care Surgery team offers multidisciplinary medical care, education and training, as well as advanced trauma, burn, emergency surgery and critical care research.