SURGICAL CRITICAL CARE FELLOWSHIP ELECTIVE ROTATIONS
ORLANDO REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER


The residency in Surgical Critical Care includes 10 to 12 months in the ICU's at ORMC. The resident may elect to take up to 2 months of elective rotations, depending upon resident staffing, in other critical care-related areas. The following are descriptions of the elective rotations available to the Surgical Critical Care Fellows. Each fellow is strongly encouraged to complete the Research elective to allow concentrated time to study and gain experience in the scientific research process. Self-designed elective rotations are permitted, but must be discussed with the program director early in the fellowship year. Elective rotations must be scheduled with the program director and are limited to the latter six months of the fellowship.


RESEARCH ROTATION

Advisor Michael L. Cheatham, MD
Description

This elective rotation provides the resident with focused time to pursue clinical research activities. These activities may include contributing to an existing ongoing research study or developing, implementing, and completing a research project of the resident's design. During this month, there are minimal, if any, clinical responsibilities in the intensive care unit. The rotation may be taken at any time during the last four-month's of the residency year.

Objectives

1. To develop an understanding of the scientific research process including:

  • Hypothesis formulation
  • Study design
  • Obtaining Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval
  • Data collection
  • Electronic database utilization
  • Statistical analysis
  • Abstract preparation
  • Manuscript preparation
  • Journal submission
2. To complete and submit a research project in abstract form for presentation at a national scientific meeting such as the Society of Critical Care Medicine or Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma.

3. To develop a working knowledge of basic statistical analysis skills.
Duration One month
Evaluation Written rotation evaluation
Review of the resident's manuscript by the rotation advisor.


BURN SURGERY ROTATION

Advisor Howard G. Smith, MD
Description

This elective rotation provides the resident with focused time to pursue clinical research activities. These activities may include contributing to an existing ongoing research study or developing, implementing, and completing a research project of the resident's design. During this month, there are minimal, if any, clinical responsibilities in the intensive care unit. The rotation may be taken at any time during the last four-month's of the residency year.

Objectives

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Duration One month
Evaluation Written rotation evaluation


TRAUMA SURGERY ROTATION

Advisor Ernest F. J. Block, MD
Description

During this elective rotation, the fellow will function as the team leader for the ORMC Trauma Team gaining concentrated experience in the surgical management of the traumatically injured patient as well as knowledge of trauma center administration.

Objectives

1. To renew proficiency in the management of the traumatically injured patient.

2. To gain experience in directing a multi-disciplinary team approach to the trauma victim.

3. To develop an appreciation for the administrative and organizational skills necessary to direct a trauma center.

Duration One month
Evaluation Written rotation evaluation