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trauma surgery info?

Discussion in 'Medical Students - MD' started by mvalento, Aug 3, 2000.

  1. mvalento

    mvalento Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Jun 15, 2000
    chicago, IL
    does anyone know of any good websites where i can find information on trauma surgery? specifically:

    residency/shift length
    best trauma centers
    best trauma schools (if applicable)
    where one would need to graduate in his/her class to get a residency

    any response would be appreciated. thanks!
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  3. Carp

    Carp Member 10+ Year Member

    Apr 6, 2000
    "trauma surgeons" are usually general surgeons covering the ER or general surgeons who did a Trauma Fellowship after their 5 years of general. There is no residency in "Trauma Surgery" as such. What you want is a med school and general surgery program at a busy urban county hospital with a lot of penetrating trauma. Better focus on med school first though.
  4. The University of Maryland has a nationally known shock trauma center. I go there and every hour or so, they are flying people in by helicopter. We have an entire building/department dediciated to doing shock trauma, and a separate emergency room in the regular hospital.
  5. Nanook

    Nanook Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Nov 12, 1999
    Fairbanks, AK USA
    Carp is right. From what I can tell, there are only fellowships in Trauma Surg, no residencies. Apparently, once you finish your res. in general surg, you can do fellowships in a number of areas, including (I believe), pediatric surgery, trauma surgery, hand surgery, and some others.

    Neurosurgery and orthopedics are their own, separate residencies.

    Not sure about cardio-thoracic--post-general fellowship or separate residency?
  6. jawurheemd

    jawurheemd xx ToXiC xx 10+ Year Member

    Aug 8, 1999
    Cardiothoracic is a fellowship.
    Trauma surgery is a fellowship.

    For more information regarding residencies and fellowships -- the ama has a site where you can get more information.

    you can also find useful links regarding residencies and the like.

    For specific trauma fellowships, here are a couple of resources.

    hope this helps.


    [This message has been edited by jawurheemd (edited 08-14-2000).]

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