I am posting this thread out of sheer curiosity so please forgive me if it is a dumb question. Do Emergency Medicine Physicians actually perform surgery or do they mostly just perform noninvasive procedures? If so, how much time do they actually spend in the OR? I know that's what fellowships in trauma surgery are for, but do EMs actually learn to perform emergency trauma surgery in their residencies? Someone asked me this and I could not accurately answer their question, so I'm turning to you guys.