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.

Strengths

  • 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

Research

  • 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)

sfmatch

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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