BIOL 6672: Introduction to Trauma and Acute Care Surgery

Student Leaders: 
David Liu, MD21; Sean Lee, MD21
Faculty Adviser: 
Tareq Kheirbek, MD

The Introduction to Trauma and Acute Care Surgery pre-clinical elective is a semester-long course designed to introduce students to the acute surgical patient and the decision-making process leading a trauma surgeon to take a patient to the operating room. In this elective, you will learn the immediate evaluation and management of traumatic injuries. Expectations include attendance at case-based discussions with trauma surgeons, orthopedic and neurosurgical surgeons; students will also attend TICU rounds and trauma conferences. There will also be a suturing and knot-tying workshop, as well as scrub training. Opportunities to shadow trauma surgeons on overnight shifts and in the operating room are available, but optional. Students will be evaluated on a S/NC basis.