Expert post-graduate surgery training in caring for the critically ill and injured
The two-year Hurley Trauma Fellowship is a joint collaboration between Hurley Medical Center and the Michigan State University-College of Human Medicine. The fellowship is designed to train post-graduate surgeons in all phases of the care of the critically ill and injured surgical patient, while meeting all of the requirements for certification by the Residency Review Committee. It prepares the fellow to function with advanced skills suited for either an academic or clinical career.
Hurley Level 1 Trauma Center
As an ACS-verified Level I Trauma Center, Hurley Medical Center serves as the primary training site for the fellowship. In addition to the Trauma Center, Hurley’s resources for surgical critical care patients include an 18-bed multidisciplinary Neuro-Trauma Intensive Care Unit, as well as a dedicated Burn Unit and a Pediatric Intensive Care Unit with more than a dozen beds each. Within the Hurley Emergency Department, there is a three-bed dedicated trauma resuscitation bay, with an adjacent 64-slice CAT scanner. Each year, there are over 1,600 admissions to the trauma service, including over 300 patient transfers from more than 24 counties across Michigan.
Trauma Fellowship Program Overview
The Hurley Trauma Fellowship provides a unique experience in the management of blunt and penetrating trauma, as well as burn care, in a major regional trauma center. Our multidisciplinary Trauma Center is staffed by board-certified surgeons, who provide supervision and educational opportunities for the trauma fellow. In turn, the fellow is supported by rotating third- and fourth-year surgical residents and a full complement of highly trained and experienced trauma physician assistants.
The trauma fellowis provided the opportunity to become an ATLS Instructor and attend the annual Detroit Trauma Symposium, one of the nation’s premier education and professional gatherings in this important medical discipline. The fellow is expected to complete at least one trauma research paper annually as well as present at local and state research forums.
Candidates should send a letter of interest along with curriculum vitae to the Trauma Fellowship Program Director:
Trauma & Surgical Critical Care
Hurley Medical Center
7B Trauma Services Dept.
One Hurley Plaza
Flint, MI 48503-5993