SU535M.3

Care of the Injured Patient

Director(s): Alberto Puig, Motaz Qadan, Robert Sheridan
Prerequisites: HMS Principal Clinical Experience (Core Clinical Clerkships) or equivalent
Offered: Full time every month
Location: MGH - Mass. General Hospital (3)
Open to Exclerks: US/Canadian
Description: Comprehensive care of the injured, from resuscitation through reintegration, is a process involving multiple specialties that occurs over substantial time. Virtually every medical practitioner is involved with some aspect of injury care. Burns are perhaps the best model of comprehensive injury care. Through clinical participation in a program with level one verification in adult and pediatric burns, the students will develop an understanding of multidisciplinary care of the injured patient. During the 4 week session students will optimize their education on assignments for up to 2 weeks at Massachusetts General Hospital’s adult Burn and Sugical departments, and 2 weeks at Shriners Hospitals for Children Pediatric ICU, ACU, OPD and Surgical departments. Pre-hospital rotation with Boston EMS and Boston MedFlight is also available and recommended as part of the curriculum. Other short rotations are available as desired (eg. blood bank, emergency, radiology, etc.). Contact with the course director prior to start (rsheridan@partners.org) is encouraged to facilitate planning desired length and focus of rotations.
Incorporation of Basic Science Content and Evidence-Based Medicine:
Ongoing discussions with attendings and staff will illustrate how science content and evidence-based medicine relate to clinical care.
Grade Criteria:
High Honors: Enthusiastic participation in clinical care. Excellent rapport with team members and patients. Teaching experience on rounds. Honors: Enthusiastic participation in clinical care. Good rapport with team members and patients. Satisfactory: Enthusiastic participation in clinical care. Adequate rapport with team members and patients. Unsatisfactory: No participation in clinical care. No rapport with team members and patients.