Five Advanced Clinical Experience (ACE) positions are available to qualified applicants. HMC is the only Level I trauma center serving the Pacific Northwest region and Alaska. The full-time faculty consists of ten orthopaedic traumatologists and a full-time research assistant. The year is divided into five rotations approximating two months each. The five clinical rotations stress management of polytraumatized patients and patients with isolated yet complex fractures. Research is performed throughout the year. Each clinical team is sub-specialized to provide an exposure to specific aspects of orthopaedic traumatology. Each team includes faculty attendings, one ACE, a chief resident, and one or two junior residents. The ACE’s responsibilities are appropriate, and tailored to individual’s skills. The ACE is an important member of each team and takes night call with the team averaging every third night for six of the twelve months. The ACE actively participates in patient management including pre-operative evaluations, ward rounds, and follow-up clinics, as well as operative responsibilities. Structured HMC teaching conferences are held twice weekly. A pelvic-acetabular educational course runs through the year. One national trauma-related meeting is funded. A trauma outcomes database is available to direct and facilitate clinical research projects. The ACE learns to organize and direct a trauma management team, and should learn to skillfully manage complicated polytraumatized patients and their injuries. The details of complex fracture management are stressed. The fundamentals of research techniques will be facilitated. One completed research project is an expectation. Must have passed all three steps of USMLE exams and have ECFMG certificate by December 1. We are not able to provide visa sponsorships.
*This Advanced Clinical Experience is involved in the San Francisco Matching Program.