This program was approved by the Graduate Medical Education Committee in January 2007. The first trainee began in July 2007.
Prerequisite Training / Selection Criteria
Ideally, the trainee will have completed a residency in general surgery and therefore be a candidate eligible for a pediatric surgical training program. It is also possible that such an individual will have completed a general pediatric surgical training program and now desires specialty training in pediatric trauma. Consideration may also be given to individuals in an accredited general surgery residency program (PGY-4 or above) who wish to gain additional training in pediatric trauma in preparation for either a pediatric surgical training program or adult trauma or critical care fellowship after completion of general surgery residency.
Goals and Objectives
We have established a pediatric trauma training program in which individuals participate in the broad clinical and academic experience available within the Division of Trauma Services at Cincinnati Children’s. This position could be filled by a general-surgery-trained individual who comes for a one-year pediatric trauma experience and would serve as the pediatric trauma fellow, or by a trained pediatric surgeon who desires additional pediatric trauma experience.
The goal of this position is to enable the trainee to gain expertise in pediatric trauma, enhancing an opportunity to apply for a more formal general pediatric surgery or trauma fellowship, or if he or she has completed training in pediatric general surgery, will enhance their expertise in pediatric trauma in anticipation of a subspecialization in this area.
None at this time.