PREREQUISITES AND PLACEMENT IN THE CURRICULUM: Open to students who have completed the M3 Core Clerkship in Surgery.

NOTE: The rotation fills on a first come, first served basis and tends to fill quickly. There are a total of six spots available to medical students. Spots are generally distributed beginning the January preceding the start of the academic year.


PURPOSE: The Trauma and Burn unit at JSH Cook County Hospital is a national center of excellence and part of a great tradition of medical education at the Cook County Hospital. The success of the trauma service is largely dependent of the team approach to patient care. The unit includes both surgery and emergency medicine residents from several Chicago programs. The care of the trauma patient lies with the trauma service. It begins at resuscitation and is maintained throughout the patient stay until discharge. This includes emergent torso and vascular surgery in addition to critical care. Utilization of other consulting services is a large part of the service experience. The Trauma Burn Unit includes the 15-bed resuscitation area, the 10-bed step down unit and the 12 beds Trauma ICU. The burn unit includes 6 critical care beds and 12 step down beds. Patients are maintained on the medical surgical wards as needed. The student will have primary responsibility in the care of selected cases. Invasive procedures, CVP, diagnostic lavage, chest tube insertion, etc. will be taught. There is a formal didactice schedule of conferences.

COMPETENCIES:

INSTRUCTIONAL FEATURES: The Trauma Unit at the Cook County Hospital admits 4,500 seriously injured patients per year, the majority due to penetrating injuries. The student is an integral member of the Trauma Team, taking in-house call every 4th night. The student will have primary responsibility in the care of selected cases. Invasive procedures, CVP, diagnostic lavage, chest tube insertion, etc. will be taught. There is a formal didactic schedule of conferences. Students are anticipated to present their patients at morning report, or rounds, scrub in the O.R., and follow-up in the outpatient clinic. A physically and emotionally demanding rotation with excellent teaching. Recommended for students considering surgery or emergency medicine.

SUGGESTED TEXT: The ICU Book by Paul
   
ASSESSMENT: 

  • Students are evaluated based on interactions with staff and residents as well as the overall quality and understanding of patient care. Patient presentations are a critical part of the evaluation process.
  1. Students are expected to present in morning report and at bedside
  2. On rounds in the OBS units, Trauma ICU and floor on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
  • Prior to completion of your clerkship in Trauma, please give your school evaluation to Adriana Alvarez in room 1300 Administration Building.
  • Resident are not permitted to fill out your school evaluations.
  • Student evaluations are done once monthly by committee.

ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION:

Program Number: ELEC 701
Location: CCH - Stroger Hospital
Program Director: A. Dennis, M.D., FACS   Coordinator: Adriana Alvarez Email: agarcia2@cookcountyhhs.org
Telephone: 312-864-2733

Duration: 4 Weeks
Night Call: Yes(Q4)
Weekends: Yes

Students Accepted: 13 (1st come, 1st serve)
Housestaff Used as Faculty: No
Lectures/Conferences/Faculty Contact:
Laboratory/Independent Study:
Outpatient:
Inpatient:
Total Hours /Week: 83

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Updated: 6/30/14