Goog Non-malignant Trauma Fellowships?

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18 years 11 months ago - 18 years 11 months ago #26888 by bonedoc
Anyone have any suggestions on what trauma fellowships are low on the malignant personality scale? Or, conversely a list of places with "challenging" work environments? (By the way, I do not think that busy=malignant, it is more of an attitude of your peers and superiors that makes it a tougher place to spend a year)

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18 years 11 months ago - 18 years 11 months ago #6742 by
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Hope all well up in Kalamazoo.

Plan on doing sports, so I don't know much about trauma fellowships. But I will throw in my 2 cents about our trauma fellowship here at Case. It's through MetroHealth Medical Center. We spend about 16 total months there as part of our residency, so we get to know them pretty well. And on the subject of Non-Malignant, this trauma group has to be one of the most laid back around. Most are Harborview trained trauma surgeons. Dr. Patterson is the chair and he's an all around good dude. Dr. John Wilber is the current president of AO north america. He's truly a master and one of the nicest surgeons I've worked with. Dr. Vallier is about 5 years out from harborview, and she's very good and has had multiple publications in JBJS here over the past few years. Dr. Sontich did the Ilizarov fellowship in Russia and is one of the authorities on external fixation techniques (if you're interested in that kind of stuff). Dr. Wilber's brother Roger Wilber spent time with Matta and he's big on pelvic/acetabulum stuff. There's also peds, hand, and spine staff there. In terms of volume, Metro isn't Harborview, but we hold our own. It's the busiest trauma center in all of Ohio with a pretty large referral area. The ED and OR's are brand new 1 1/2 years old. The ED has 66 beds/8 trauma bays. The OR has 22 rooms and a dedicated trauma room each day. There's something like 24 ICU beds and the critical care guys are top notch. At any given time there are 2 chiefs, 1 third year, and 3 second years from my program there. There is also a 2 and a 4 from the Cleveland Clinic. There's enough to go around. That about wraps it up. I think it would be a phenomenal place to train.

If you come down to interview, you'll definitely have a place to stay

Bone Jock

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18 years 11 months ago - 18 years 11 months ago #6743 by bonedoc
Replied by bonedoc on topic thanks bonejock, i will look
thanks bonejock, i will look into it!

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18 years 9 months ago - 18 years 9 months ago #6935 by
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The trauma fellowship in Memphis is very friendly. No call, basically choose what and how you learn, residents tend to get first dibs on operating but fellows are ussually first surgeon on pelvic and acetabular cases. Clinic attendence is generally optional as fellows may opt to operate or supervise cases instead. The campbell foundation provides solid support for getting articles and other resources. A great opportunity to partcipate in some greusome trauma, and schedule your own life... And the residents are top notch!

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