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Trauma, Critical Care and General Surgery Service (Minnesota)

Description

Hospital-based surgical service with general surgery, trauma and critical care responsibilities. The service is guided by seven consultants (SP Zietlow, MP Bannon, Y Baerga-Varela, MD Sawyer, DC Cullinane, H Schiller and SF Donnelly), one or two Surgical Critical Care fellows, and a cadre of residents (PGY 1s, 2s and 4s). Rotations are offered in four-week blocks. The student can choose to do four weeks of each of the following three services or a combination of each:

General Surgery

This service provides emergent surgical consultation for general surgery emergencies and provides care for the hospital based general surgery patients in TCGS.

Specific goals

  • Learn the preoperative and postoperative management of general surgical cases.
  • Gain confidence in the initial evaluation and management of the acute abdomen.

Activity outline

The student is expected to be part of the team caring for our patients. They are expected to participate in floor rounds, OR cases, ER evaluations & ER/floor procedures. They are expected to take pm call with the team two nights a week.

Trauma Service

Is in charge of the care of the hospitalized multiple trauma patients. The Trauma Service Team responds to trauma resuscitations and is involved with immediate evaluation and management of critically injured patients in the emergency department at Mayo Clinic Hospital, Saint Marys Campus.

Specific goals

  • Become familiar with the initial evaluation and management of the trauma patient.
  • Become familiar with the basic principles of resuscitation.

Activity outline

The student is expected to be part of the team caring for our patients. They are expected to participate in floor rounds, OR cases, ER evaluations & ER/floor procedures. They are expected to take pm call with the team two nights a week.

Surgical Critical Care Service

This service provides critical care of trauma, general surgery and surgical specialties (i.e. ortho, plastics, urology) patients in the 7MB B&G ICU.

Specific goals

  • Become familiar with the basic principles of resuscitation of the critically ill patient.
  • Become familiar with the physiology, management and outcome of multiple organ dysfunction. (Application of cardiovascular, respiratory and renal physiology)
  • Exposure to ethical dilemmas and level of support decisions in patient care.
  • Exposure to procedures: central access, chest tube placement, wound debridements, tracheostomies, etc.).

Activity outline

The student is expected to be part of the ICU team. The student is expected to participate in ICU rounds, presenting and managing first hand (with assistance) a few ICU patients. The student must be involved and learn ICU procedures. The student is expected to take pm call with the team two nights a week.

Method of evaluation

The consulting staff and residents will evaluate the student based on their day-to-day performance. In addition, the student is expected to give a ten-minute presentation on an interesting topic of their choice to the clerkship chair or one of the other consultants they worked with.

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