Trauma Fellowship

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Trauma Fellowship

Our aim is to provide high quality orthopaedic trauma care to patients within the Level 1 working region of our hospital, while educating the next generation of orthopaedic trauma surgeons.


  • A high-volume Trauma experience (only Level 1 Trauma center in the state) with over 4,800 trauma registry visits per year
  • Broad experience in blunt and penetrating trauma
  • All fellowship-trained trauma faculty with some diversity in educational background (3 HMC, 1 Ortho Indy, Shock, Tampa)
  • Trauma faculty hold departmental leadership positions (Chair, PD, Research Director)
  • Culture of caring for all-comers equally
  • Hard-working, collegial, and professional working environment
  • A single-location on-call experience
  • METRC funding
  • Interaction with International AO Trauma Fellows

Didactic Schedule

  • Departmental
    • Morning Sign-out Conference- M-F
    • Trauma Conferences- 3rd week of each month on T,W,R
    • Subspecialty Trauma Conference- every Friday
    • M&M Conference- 4th Wednesday each month
    • Anatomy Conference- 3 weeks each July
    • Trauma Journal Club- monthly
  • University Wide
    • Multidisciplinary Trauma Conference- quarterly
    • Trauma PI and M&M- 1st Monday each month


  • Infrastructure
    • Pat Bergin- division head of research
    • 4 full time research employees
  • ¬†Opportunity
    • 1:1 evidence-based curriculum talks with Dr. Bergin
  • Expectation
    • Involvement in at least 2 projects with one submitted for publication

Call Schedule

  • Weekly- 4 days OR, .5 day clinic (with faculty), .5 days research
  • Call
    • 1st 6 months
      • assigned 1x/week with trauma faculty
      • 1 weekend/month with trauma faculty
      • Additional coverage possible if performing (paid for other faculty)
    • 2nd 6 months
      • Assigned 1x/week independent with trauma faculty backup
      • 1 weekend/month independent with trauma faculty backup
      • Additional coverage if performing (paid for other faculty)


Our program participates in the sfmatch. If you are interested in applying, please submit your application through sfMatch along with supporting documents - personal statement, medical school transcript, residency certificates, USMLE transcripts, medical school dean's letter, along with 3-4 letters of recommendation.

You should receive email notification upon our receipt of your application. Decisions will be made in December regarding interviews.

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