Department of Orthopaedics 4860 Y St Ste 3800 Sacramento, CA 95817-2307
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The purpose of this fellowship is to prepare an orthopaedic surgeon for a career in orthopaedic traumatology and post-traumatic reconstructive surgery. The Fellowship is designed to meet the objectives of an orthopaedic surgeon interested in a full-time academic career or private practice with a major interest in trauma. Clinical training is provided in all aspects of trauma with particular emphasis on complex problems including blunt poly-trauma, open fractures, complex periarticular fractures, and complex pelvic and acetabular fractures. Post-traumatic reconstructive experience with particular emphasis on malunions, non-unions, bone defects, and fusions is provided. Ample opportunity is provided for participation in clinical and basic science research, and in the resident and student teaching programs. The University of California, Davis Medical Center is a helicopter-serviced Level I Trauma Center which is one of the busiest trauma hospitals in the Country. This past year we had approximately 3,800 admissions to the University Trauma Services. The Orthopaedic Trauma Service performed approximately 3,600 operative procedures. The Orthopaedic Trauma Service is run as one service with three junior residents, a chief resident and two trauma fellows. The chief residents and trauma fellows share evening call equally. Call is from home and should typically be one call night per week with a trauma staff attending for the first six months of the year. Weekend coverage for patient care will be one weekend out of three.