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The Reconstructive Trauma Surgery Interface Fellowship and its applicability to military and civilian trainees

Abstract

The Reconstructive Trauma Surgery Fellowship is a based at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham, and focuses on the multidisciplinary management of major trauma from presentation to discharge. It is unique to the UK in that it provides both management and leadership experience as well as operative surgical skills particularly in terms of reconstruction on complex trauma patients including those from the military. This paper describes the relevance of fellowships in modern surgical training, composition of the reconstructive trauma fellowship and the relevance for both civilian and military trainees.

  • trauma interface fellowship
  • trauma management
  • interdisciplinary teamwork
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