The R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, Maryland is the world's first free-standing trauma facility. It is the primary adult referral center (PARC) for the entire state of Maryland, with capabilities exceeding a Level 1 trauma center designation. There are 113 beds with 36 critical care beds, 36 intermediate care beds, 18 acute care unit beds and 12 post anesthesia care unit beds. Additionally, there are 13 resuscitation/stabalization bays in the admitting area. The over 8,000 admissions are from ground and air transport and we support the Maryland State Police Aviation Command with seven helicopters manned with a Maryland State Trooper paramedic.
The anesthesiology group has a research group with multiple clinical research projects ongoing. There are many focuses including neurotrauma anesthesia, trauma anesthesia, pharmacology, echocardiography in trauma patients and pre-hospital interventions, for example. Fellows are encouraged to initiate a project or join one that is currently active.
Trauma anesthesia fellows usually have at least seven months of trauma operating room clinical experience. a research month is encouraged. There are also opportunities to use elective months to learn trauma radiology, echocardiography, critical care and pre-hospital experience with the Maryland State Police and city ambulances. peri-operatively, fellows will be under the supervision of an attending anesthesiologist managing CRNAs, sRNAs (student nurse anesthetists), resident anesthesia trainees and in the admitting area supervising emergency medicine trainees.
Fellows are required to present a lecture at trauma grand rounds and grand rounds for the entire University of Maryland anesthesia department. They are also required to be an active participant in journal clubs and lectures to trainees.
University of Maryland Application for Fellowship in Anesthesiology
3 letters of recommendation
Letter of good standing from program director
USMLE scores or evidence of Board Certification/ABA candidate
For foreign trainees - J1 visa and ECFMG certificate is required
Bianca Conti, MD
22 S. Greene St.
Baltimore, Maryland 21201
May 22, 2012