Trauma & Burn Surgery Rotation
An ACS-verified Level I Trauma Center, Hurley Medical Center's mid-Michigan location offers unique educational opportunities for surgical residents.
Hurley Medical Center receives more than 300 trauma transfer patients from various medical facilities throughout Michigan annually, and these numbers continue to increase. Hurley Medical Center also serves as a Regional Burn Center. The experience of burn management provided to residents enhances the overall scope of the trauma surgical rotation. Hurley Medical Center is also a community hospital, which allows the resident to be exposed to the community hospital practice model.
Educational goals & objectives
Surgical residents will acquire knowledge base for the management of burn injuries of all depths and body surface dimensions and etiologies. The resident will also perform all surgical procedures under the supervision of the attending staff. Outpatient management of burn wounds will also be emphasized via burn clinic attendance and participation.
The resident, in addition to managing burn trauma, will also be exposed to the diagnostic methods employed in the management of the traumatically injured patient. Feedback will be provided to residents via written and oral questioning, discussion, and written evaluations.