Fellow, Trauma Fellowship Program
fellowshipThe University of Chicago Medicine has two openings at the fellowship level in its newly created Trauma Program. The University of Chicago Medicine is designated as an Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Level 1 Adult and Pediatric Trauma Center prepared to handle the most seriously injured adult and pediatric trauma patients in southeast Chicago and northwest Indiana. The current trauma volume for both adult and pediatric trauma is 4300 activations per year, with 41% penetrating in the adult trauma population. We are seeking 2 trauma fellows beginning in 2022 that understand the interplay of psychosocial determinants that has led to the high rate of gun violence in our community. All applicants must have completed residency training (or equivalent) General Surgery. Graduates from institutions outside the United States or Canada must hold a current, valid certificate from the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) prior to appointment. They must also be able to obtain educational license to practice medicine in the State of Illinois. Candidates will be selected based on their clinical performance during medical school and residency training, relevant scholarly achievements, letters of recommendation from supervising faculty mentors, and career interest plans in the field of trauma. Fluency in English is also required. The program is intended for surgeons who want to augment their knowledge in trauma care. The Section of Trauma at the University of Chicago Department of Surgery will provide an opportunity to become a member of a prestigious research university while working in a modern trauma center. The fellow will be expected to take call alongside the primary trauma staff. On average, the fellow will be assigned to 1-2 service weeks per month, 2 weekend calls, and 2-4 overnight calls for the remainder of the month. In addition, in accordance with the academic research pursuits of the University of Chicago, the trauma fellows will be expected to contribute their own research projects to the broader knowledge and understanding of trauma care.