Trauma / Acute Care Surgery Fellowship
fellowshipThe Trauma / Acute Care Surgery fellowship at The Johns Hopkins Hospital has evolved to train surgeons to meet the increasingly recognized need for emergency surgical treatment nationwide. The one-year fellowship requires American Board of Surgery certification or eligibility in general surgery and can be completed as a single stand-alone year or in the two-year sequence with our RRC-accredited multidisciplinary surgical critical care fellowship. Trauma / Acute Care Surgery Fellows function in the role of a junior faculty member with full admitting and operative surgical privileges at The Johns Hopkins Hospital (JHH- primary site for majority of the year) and Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center (secondary site). The fellowship provides a broad clinical exposure to many aspects of emergency surgery. Fellows take in-house attending trauma call at our Level I (JHH) and Level 2 (Bayview) adult trauma centers. The trauma population gives an extensive exposure to operative trauma management, as approximately 35% of the over 2,500 total cases seen at JHH are due to a penetrating mechanism for which we repair our own cardiac, thoracic, vascular, and renal injuries. Bayview receives an additional 2,500 trauma patients yearly. Fellows take emergency general surgery call and treat a wide variety of emergent and routine general surgery patients. There are numerous opportunities for elective general surgery cases as well as bedside ICU procedures (i.e. percutaneous tracheostomy and PEG placement). The fellow’s education is further enhanced through participation in the trauma core lecture series, case conferences, surgical and trauma M&M conferences, performance improvement meetings, journal clubs, and surgery grand rounds. Fellows contribute to resident and medical student education through didactic lectures, simulation sessions, animal labs, and direct patient care. Fellows take the Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS), Advanced Trauma Operative Management (ATOM), and Advanced Surgical Skills for Exposure in Trauma (ASSET) courses. Elective rotations can be arranged based each fellow’s individualized needs. Fellows have the opportunity to engage in academic pursuits including clinical research leading to peer-reviewed publication as well as co-authoring educational works (i.e. book chapters) with faculty members. Options are available for an additional year of research fellowship to engage in coursework towards the Masters of Public Health (MPH) from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health or a Master of Education in the Health Professions (MEHP) from Johns Hopkins University.