700+ bed University
Hospital with 1,200 trauma admissions per year (90% blunt,
The research opportunities include
a basic laboratory with active research in the fields of sepsis,
organ failure, and burn infection. The fellow may chose to
become involved with CIREN (Crash Injury Research & Engineering
Network) and UMPIRE (University of Michigan Program for Injury
Research and Education) in the field of automotive crash investigation
and biomechanics. Numerous clinical research projects are
also available as are opportunities to participate in divisional
administration and accounting.
Our program is designed
to be a two-year fellowship in Trauma, Burn, Emergency General
Surgery and Critical Care. There is an emphasis on both clinical
and basic research opportunities. The trauma fellow will function
primarily as a junior attending working as an integral part
of the trauma team. Senior attending surgeon supervision is
available at all times for both the fellow and resident staff.
There are approximately 4-6 nights of call per month with
significant segments of time blocked out for academic pursuits.
There is an opportunity to work both with the Trauma Burn
ICU team and the Surgical ICU team. Clinical experiences are
vast with advanced ICU monitoring, ECMO, administrative duties,
and multidisciplinary team rounds.
The trauma fellow
will be involved in the teaching and supervision of residents
and medical students. Weekly ICU conferences will provide
an opportunity for problem based and didactic teaching. The
fellow will also become involved with the ATLS course instruction.
RRC Surgical Critical
Completion of a general surgery residency
Glen A. Franklin,
Trauma Burn Center
University of Michigan
Room 1C421, Box 0033
1500 East Medical Center Drive