||The one-year Trauma Fellowship at Hartford Hospital provides a unique experience with opportunities to develop clinical, education, leadership, research and administrative skills. The Fellowship places emphasis on pre-hospital care, air/ground transport systems, resuscitation and operative and non-operative management of multiple system injured patients in the settings of critical care, acute care, and rehabilitation. A prerequisite for this Fellowship is five years of general surgical training.
The Fellow will participate, assist and have the opportunity to become an instructor in:
Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) Course
Advanced Trauma Operative Management (ATOM) Course (The birthplace of the course)
Simulated Trauma Education Course
Trauma Ultrasound Course
In addition, the Fellow will have the opportunity to gain experience in the following:
Bioterrorism Preparedness Program
LIFE STAR Air Medical Program
Hartford Hospital Center for Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine
CESI Center for Education Simulation and Innovation (One of the largest in the country)
We are an 800-bed, tertiary care facility, American College of Surgeons/Committee on Trauma verified, state designated Level I Trauma Center admitting an excess of 1,700 trauma patients yearly. Of this group, 1,500 are evaluated for multiple system injuries (90% blunt and 10% penetrating trauma). Our LIFE STAR Air Medical transport system provides over 1,300 patient transports annually. Hartford Hospital is the major teaching hospital for the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and performs over 40,000 surgical procedures each year and over 2,500 SICU admissions.
A two-year Fellowship combining Trauma and Surgical Critical Care (Critical Care in an ACGME Accredited Program) is available to qualified applicants. Graduates of this two-year program are eligible for the certifying examination in Critical Care. A funded, full-time research opportunity is also available for those wishing to select this pathway.
For further information, contact: Lenworth M. Jacobs, MD, MPH, FACS and Chairman, Department of Traumatology and Emergency Medicine, Hartford Hospital,80 Seymour Street, PO Box 5037, Hartford, CT 06102-5037, (860) 545-3112, e-mail: Ljacobs@harthosp.org.