Elective / Apprenticeship
The RA Cowley Shock Trauma Center is one of the country's premier trauma centers. The Sinai Surgery resident (PGY III) will complement the trauma training received at Sinai at this high-volume (> 7,500 patients per year) high-ISS (mean > 15) center during a six-week rotation. During that time, the resident will have the opportunity to work and exchange ideas with surgery and emergency medicine residents and trauma, anesthesia and critical care fellows from all over the country. The faculty is highly diverse, academic and focused on teaching. Educational activities include weekly M&M, resident core curriculum anatomy and other sessions, as well as certification in ATLS (PGYI), FAST (PGY II) and ATOM (PGYIII). Outside of the trauma and critical care experience, Shock Trauma houses one of the largest Hyperbaric Oxygen Centers in the country. The Sinai Surgery resident spends four weeks on the soft tissue service, where he or she will learn, in one-on-one training with the attending and highly experienced mid-level providers, the care of complicated soft tissue injury and infection.
In addition to this rich experience, as outlined in the section for the value-added year, our residents may choose to pursue a career in trauma surgery and critical care, by completing a one-year fellowship at the Shock Trauma Center after their PGY III year.