To increase the student's knowledge and skill by participating in the evaluation, surgical intervention, ward care, and clinic follow-up of the multiply injured trauma patient.
At the conclusion of this rotation, the student will have:
The student is involved in the care of patients on the Trauma Service. These patients frequently have injuries and functional disruption of multiple organ systems, and therefore offer an opportunity in learning complex trauma management. Highlighted are neurological, cardiovascular, pulmonary and renal physiology. Students study the interrelationship of anatomy, pathophysiology, biochemistry, pharmacology and microbiology in the management of trauma. Selected readings and didactic presentations are also used as teaching methodology. Students participate as active members of the trauma patient care team.