Trauma, Critical Care and General Surgery Service (Minnesota)
This program is a hospital-based surgical service with acute care general surgery, trauma, and critical care responsibilities. Rotations are offered in four-week blocks. You can choose a combination of each.
This service provides emergent surgical consultation for general surgery emergencies and provides care for the hospital-based general surgery patients in Trauma, Critical Care, and General Surgery.
- Learn the preoperative and postoperative management of general surgical cases
- Gain confidence in the initial evaluation and management of the acute abdomen
You are expected to be part of the team caring for our patients through participating in floor rounds, operating room (OR) cases, emergency room (ER) evaluations, and ER/floor procedures. You are encouraged to take p.m. call at the discretion of the team during the rotation.
Trauma service is in charge of the care of the hospitalized multiple trauma patients. The Trauma Service Team responds to trauma resuscitations and is involved with immediate evaluation and management of critically injured patients in the emergency department at Mayo Clinic Hospital — Rochester, Saint Marys Campus.
- Become familiar with the initial evaluation and management of the trauma patient
- Become familiar with the basic principles of resuscitation
You are expected to be part of the team caring for our patients by participating in floor rounds, OR cases, ER evaluations, and ER/floor procedures. You are encouraged to take p.m. call at the discretion of the team during the rotation.
Surgical Critical Care Service
This service provides critical care of trauma, general surgery, and some surgical specialties patients in the 7MB B&G ICU.
- Become familiar with the basic principles of resuscitation of the critically ill patient
- Become familiar with the physiology, management, and outcome of multiple organ dysfunction (application of cardiovascular, respiratory, and renal physiology)
- Exposure to ethical dilemmas and level of support decisions in patient care
- Exposure to procedures, including: central access, chest tube placement, wound debridements, and tracheostomies
You are expected to be part of the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) team by participating in ICU rounds, presenting, and managing first hand (with assistance) a few ICU patients. You must be involved and learn ICU procedures. You are encouraged to take p.m. call at the discretion of the team during the rotation.
Method of evaluation
The consulting staff and residents will evaluate you based on your day-to-day performance. In addition, you are expected to give a 10-minute presentation on a topic of your choice to one of the consultants you work with.
If you are interested in meeting with the General Surgery Residency leadership, an informational session can be arranged. Please note this meeting is to discuss any questions you may have about the General Surgery Residency program. This meeting will not be considered an interview for the General Surgery Residency program, and completing a visiting medical student clerkship at Mayo Clinic does not guarantee you an interview spot.