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Trauma Emergency Surgery Fellowship - Grant Medical Center

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Trauma Emergency Surgery Fellowship - Grant Medical Center

Trauma Emergency Surgery Fellowship - Grant Medical Center

Grant Medical Center is the largest ACS verified Level 1 Trauma Center serving Columbus, Ohio, the 15th largest city in the nation. 

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Grant Trauma and Surgical Critical Care Fellowships

Grant has a national reputation as a model trauma center.  We are a 645-bed teaching facility that evaluates over 4,500 trauma patients annually.  Verified as a Level 1 Trauma Center in 1993, Grant serves as a tertiary center for patients in more than 50 counties in Ohio and neighboring states. 

Grant is the premier training site for both fellowships, offering a total of 35 critical care beds, a 15-bed multi-disciplinary Surgical Intensive Care Unit (SICU), and two dedicated trauma bays within the Emergency Department with plans to expand next year.  The fellows are members of a multi-disciplinary team of trauma surgeons, neurosurgeons, orthopedic surgeons and plastic surgeons who are available 24 hours a day.

The goal of the Trauma and Surgical Critical Care Fellowships at Grant Medical Center is to train well-rounded clinicians in all phases of care of the critically ill and injured surgical patient.

Trauma Fellowship:

This one-year, non-accredited clinical fellowship will prepare surgeons to assume a leadership role in trauma care with the ultimate goal of returning patients to active, quality lifestyles.  The fellowship is designed to provide a clinical experience partnered with an administrative experience in the management of a trauma program.  Upon completion of this program the surgeon will be able to assume a clinical and administrative leadership role in an advanced trauma care program.

The program objectives are to:

  • Demonstrate the ability to administer and lead a critical care unit and appoint, train and supervise specialized personnel upon completion of the fellowship
  • Evaluate new patients with traumatic injury, pre-operative assessment of surgical trauma patients
  • Follow up of post-op trauma patients, and the performance of minor outpatient procedures that are frequently done in the clinic area
  • Teach skills to effectively manage critically ill surgical patients by working with established trauma experts
  • Present knowledge of pre-hospital care, triage, transportation, resuscitation, surgery and non-surgical management, critical care and rehabilitation

The fellow will be under the supervision of Senior Attending Trauma Surgeons. Responsibilities include:

  • Managing all patients admitted to the trauma service
  • Supervising (directly) the surgical residents in the resuscitation, evaluation and surgery of admitted trauma patients
  • Supervising (directly) the weekly Trauma Surgical Clinic
  • Organizing and supervising daily SICU teaching and work rounds

Clinical conferences, seminars, small discussion groups and journal clubs are integral parts of the fellowship. In addition, the fellow will be expected to participate in quarterly ATLS and ACLS courses, intramural and extramural paramedic and nursing education.

The fellow will be expected to participate in clinical or basic science research leading to presentation and/or publication. A research specialist is available to assist with the development of protocols and IRB documents, organization of data collection tools and collection of data analysis.

Surgical Critical Care Fellowship:

This one-year, AOA accredited fellowship is designed to build on the principles of the management of the critically ill patients learned in an AOA approved general surgery residency. The fellow will develop a thorough understanding of the pathophysiology of critical illness involving the cardiovascular, respiratory, renal, gastrointestinal hepatic, central nervous, immune, endocrine, and hematologic systems. The fellow will gain experience in the administration of a surgical critical care unit and be responsible for the education of students, residents, other team members as well as patients and families as part of this experience.

The program objectives are to:

  • Acquire the leadership skills necessary to organize, administer, and supervise surgical critical care units
  • Perform in a leadership role in teaching critical care skills and conducting research through service direction, delegation of assignments, leading teaching conferences, and research project development and oversight
  • Develop a comprehensive plan of care for a critically ill patient, integrating the services of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of the pathophysiology of critical illness involving multiple organ system failure

The major portion of the education will involve hands-on bedside learning in a multidisciplinary clinical environment. Learning will take place primarily through daily clinical rounds on all patients on the Trauma and Surgical Critical Care service. This training will be augmented through weekly lectures, surgical grand rounds, morbidity and mortality conferences and journal clubs.

The fellow will be responsible for conducting morning rounds, radiological study rounds, and bedside management discussions on all surgical critical care patients. In addition, the fellow will be responsible for directing the care and procedures on these patients throughout the course of the day under the supervision of the staff SICU physician.

The fellow will be expected to participate in clinical or basic science research leading to the presentation and/or publication. A research specialist is available to assist with the development of protocols and IRB documents, organization of data collection, data collection tools, and collection of data analysis.

Admission & Eligibility Requirements

  • Appointments usually begin on July 1, except for Sports Medicine, Trauma, Hospital Medicine and Orthopaedic Trauma, which begin on August 1.
  • Appointments are made through the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) for Family Medicine, Sports Medicine and Colon & Rectal Surgery Fellowship Programs.
  • Appointments for the Podiatric Medicine and Surgical Residency Program are made through the Central Application Service for Podiatric Residencies (CASPR).
  • Residencies are open to graduates of LCME, AOA, and CPME accredited medical schools and also, when applicable, of approved ACGME or AOA residencies.
  • Fellowships are open to graduates of approved ACGME or AOA residencies.
  • Preadmission physical exam and current immunization record are required.
  • Personal interviews are required.
  • United States citizens and permanent immigrants who graduate from medical schools outside the United States must be certified by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG).
    ECFMG
    3624 Market Street 
    Philadelphia PA 19104 
    215-386-5900
  • Grant Medical Center will consider applicants who are U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents, asylees and refugees, and other individuals with work authorizations that do not require visa sponsorship by GMC.

  • Residents enrolled in the Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Sports Medicine, Podiatric Medicine and Surgery, and Colon & Rectal Surgery Residency Programs must apply for an Ohio Training Certificate from the State Medical Board of Ohio.

  • Fellows enrolled in the Trauma, Orthopaedic Trauma and Breast Fellowships must apply for a permanent medical license from the State Medical Board of Ohio.  Licensure application fee will be reimbursed by Grant Medical Center.
  • Information about licensure is available from

State Medical Board of Ohio
30 East Broad Street, 3rd Floor
Columbus, OH 43215-6127 
Phone: 6140466-3934 
Fax: 614-728-5946 
www.state.oh.us/med/
(Note: Applications may be downloaded from their web site).

Additional eligibility criteria:

  • Ohio State Medical License
  • Board Eligible General Surgeon
  • Graduate of an ACGME or AOA approved general surgery residency

Inquiries

For more information please contact:

Jason Straus, MD, Program Director, Trauma and Surgical Critical Care
285 East State Street
Suite 670
Columbus, Ohio   43215
Office: 614-566-9489
jason.straus@ohiohealth.com

JoAnn Rodehaver
Team Leader
Medical Education
285 East State Street
Suite 670
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Office: 614-566-9699
Fax: 614-566-8073