The Acute Care Surgery Division educates attending physicians, residents, and medical students through ongoing education programs and training courses. The multidisciplinary Trauma Injury Prevention & Outreach Program also offers public educational programs in surrounding communities.
The Acute Care Surgery Division is an integral part of the residency training program at Thomas Jefferson University. The service maintains a resident complement consisting of one chief resident, two fourth year residents, a second year resident, and three interns. The interns come from the general surgery program as well as the various surgical specialties such as orthopedics, urology, neurosurgery, otolaryngology, and maxillofacial surgery. Interns from the emergency department residency program also rotate through the service. Rounds are made daily on all patients on the service providing opportunities for patient care and bedside teaching. The service does a very high volume of varied surgical procedures assuring the resident a rich technical experience. Much of the teaching on the service occurs at morning report where the care plans for all patients are discussed.
The Surgical Intensive Care Unit maintains a complement of one second year resident, and 3-4 interns. The interns in the SICU come from the general surgery program as well as anesthesia, neurosurgery, urology, obstetrics, and otolaryngology. Extensive bedside teaching rounds are made in the SICU daily and the rotation provides a rich technical experience with bedside procedures. The SICU rotation is consistently rated as one of the most educationally valuable programs by our house staff and students.