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Trauma Surgery – ACMC

Updated: 02/15/22

PREREQUISITES AND PLACEMENT IN THE CURRICULUM: Students must have completed their M3 Core Clerkship in Surgery.

PURPOSE: Students on the Trauma Surgery Service at Christ Hospital & Medical Center will learn basic principles of assessment and resuscitation of major trauma victims, as well as advanced education in the critical care management of critically injured patients.

COMPETENCIES: Invasive procedures necessary for resuscitation of major trauma victims, interpretation of critical care data including hemodynamic parameters, ventilator management.

INSTRUCTIONAL FEATURES: The student will actively assess about 40 trauma patients/week and will learn to perform basic resuscitative procedures such as chest tube insertions, FAST ultrasound, laceration repair and central venous access. Education opportunities include teaching rounds with faculty twice/week, formal lectures/case presentations twice/week, and active participation in the out-patient clinic for trauma patients. Participation in a wide variety of operative procedures is highly recommended, but not mandatory.

ASSESSMENT: Based on direct attending surgeon interactions with input from resident staffs.

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  • Program Number

    ELEC 701

  • Program Contacts

    Program Director: J. Doherty, MD
    Telephone: 708-684-5684

    Coordinator:  Lucia Ontiveros

  • Program Information

    Location: ACMC

    Duration:  4 Weeks
    Night Call: Variable (not to exceed Q3)
    Weekends: Yes
    Students Accepted: Min. 0 Max. 3
    Housestaff Used as Faculty: Yes
    Lectures/Conferences/Faculty Contact: 4 hrs.
    Laboratory/Independent Study: 0
    Outpatient: 6
    Inpatient: 60
    Total Hours /Week: 70

    Please review this website prior to your first day.

    Immunization & Compliance forms can be found here.

    KEY WORDS: Note: Clinical electives at Advocate hospitals (ACMC, AIMMC, ALGH) are only available to students from LCME and AOA accredited institutions.