A trauma surgeon focuses on both operative and non-operative means of treating traumatic injuries. Many injuries treated by a trauma surgeon are severe, life threatening, penetrating, and blunt force, resulting in operating on critical organs in the abdomen such as the pancreas, spleen, stomach, and colon. Trauma surgeons also work with other specialty surgeons to make sure patients are in stable conditions.
Before becoming a trauma surgeon, one must earn a Bachelor of Science in biology, pre-med, or other scientific related discipline. After completion of a B.S., one must complete four years of medical school to earn a M.D. During these four years of medical school, there must be two years of laboratory work and two or more years of clinical clerkships. After M.D. training, one must then complete three or more years in a general surgery residency. Upon completion, one must take a General Surgery Qualifying Examination, followed by the General Surgery Certifying Examination. Once completing both exams, one must take the Surgical Critical Care (SCC) Certifying Examination to become a board certified trauma surgeon.
If you thrive in a fast paced environment, trauma surgery may be a good fit. Trauma surgeons need to be natural leaders, considering they are in charge of a team of nurses, therapists, x-ray technicians, and other medical staffers. A trauma surgeon must also be confident and be able to collaborate with other medical professionals. Also, it is important to possess compassion and empathy since trauma surgeons treat and console injured, and often confused or depressed patients and their families.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) estimates that demand for physicians and surgeons will increase by 18% between 2012 and 2022. The field is expected to see an additional 123,300 new jobs over that decade, according to the BLS. In July 2015, Payscale.com reported a median annual income of $301,774 for trauma surgeons.
NEXTLocums - Lancaster, OHCardioThoracic Surgery perm Columbus, OH Will wait for OH State medical license BC or truly BE
Staff Care - Omaha, NETrauma Surgeon need at a medical facility located in east Nebraska. Coverage is needed July 14 - December 31, 2017. The physician will see most trauma cases including abdominal, geriatric, neuro, spinal, thoracic, and vascular. BC in general surgery or trauma required. DEA, ACLS, and ATLS required. Call Staff Care today for more...
Staff Care - Omaha, NETrauma Surgeon need at a medical facility located in eastern Nebraska. Coverage is needed July 14 - December 31, 2017. Provider may have to provide coverage for ER and Acute Care surgery. Physician will handle all types of trauma patients. The provider will supervise surgical house staff and the nurse practitioner. BC in...
Staff Care - Jacksonville, FLNorth Florida medical facility is seeking a Trauma Surgeon for ongoing coverage. The schedule will include 12 hour primary in house coverage plus 12 hour secondary call from home. Credentialing takes 60-90 days. BC in CCT and ATLS required. Call Staff Care today for more details!
LocumTenens.com - TXJob ID: ORD-050349Trauma surgery physician assistant needed for call coverage through March 2018. Procedures will include arterial lines, central lines and chest tubes. 2-5 years of trauma experience required. Sarah Morrisonltjobleads@locumtenens.com
LocumTenens.com - VAJob ID: ORD-049977 Trauma surgeon needed from January - September 2018. Candidate must have surgical critical care fellowship training and currently be practicing as a trauma/acute care surgeon with no malpractice issues.Emily Ergleltjobleads@locumtenens.com
LocumTenens.com - CAJob ID: ORD-050530*Dates Needed: ASAP - ongoing (6 months - 1 year)*Shift/Schedule: 1 week/month (combination of in-house shifts + back up call)*Call Required: Yes*Certification/Requirements: BC or BE in surgical critical care, current CA license, ATLS certification Emily Ergleltjobleads@locumtenens.com