This program was approved by the Graduate Medical Education Committee in January 2007. The first trainee began in July 2007.
The second year is optional and would include not only further training and expertise in pediatric trauma but also an opportunity to obtain a Master’s Degree as an additional component to the training.
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 already completed a general pediatric surgical training program and now desires specialty training in pediatric trauma. Consideration may also be given to individuals currently 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 which will enhance their opportunity for application for a more formal general pediatric surgery or trauma fellowship in the future, or if they have already completed training in pediatric general surgery, it will enhance their expertise in pediatric trauma in anticipation of sub-specialization in this area.
None at this time.