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The Reconstructive Trauma Surgery Interface Fellowship and its applicability to military and civilian trainees
  1. Douglas Hammond1,2,
  2. J Breeze3,4 and
  3. D Evriviades5
  1. 1School of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, UK
  2. 2Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Blackpool Victoria Hospital, Blackpool, UK
  3. 3Division of Plastic, Reconstructive, Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery, Duke University Hospital, Durham, North Carolina, USA
  4. 4Academic Department of Military Surgery and Trauma, Royal Centre for Defence Medicine, Birmingham, UK
  5. 5Consultant Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, Royal Centre for Defence Medicine (RCDM), Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham, UK
  1. Correspondence to Mr Douglas Hammond, School of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, PR1 2HE, UK; dhammond1{at}uclan.ac.uk

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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  • Contributors All authors were involved in the production of this manuscript and are intimately involved with the content.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Not required.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.

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