Both the Trauma Surgery Fellowship and the Advanced Trauma Surgery Fellowship (also known as the Trauma Research Fellowship) are a collaboration between Hurley Medical Center, Flint, and Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, Department of Surgery, East Lansing. The one-year clinical fellowship concentrates on trauma evaluation, surgical care and critical care support for adults and children, while the one-year research fellowship focuses on research and other academic skills, as well as on clinical leadership.
The Trauma Surgery Fellowship of the MSU-CHM Department of Surgery is designed to train surgeons at the post-graduate year 5 level or higher in all phases of the care of the critically ill and injured surgical patient. It prepares the Fellow to function with advanced skills suited for either an academic or clinical career. Goals are to develop competence in all phases of trauma care and system organization. A certificate is awarded at the completion of the year. In addition, a second year of critical management can be arranged with several other accredited programs.
The Advanced Trauma Surgery Fellowship (aka Trauma Research Fellowship) of the MSU-CHM Department of Surgery is designed to train surgeons at the post-graduate year 5 or higher. The goal is to prepare them to become career trauma researchers who are comfortable teaching residents and students as well as initiating research projects and leading clinical improvement efforts. It prepares the Fellow to function independently in research, community or interdisciplinary team settings, and to represent the institution locally, regionally, nationally or internationally.The fellow in the advanced fellowship position has an opportunity to receive a faculty appointment in the MSU-Surgery Department. A certificate is awarded at the completion of the year.
The facility, caseload, multidisciplinary team, and academic skill development are program strengths.
Hurley Medical Center is a Level I Trauma Center, verified by the American College of Surgeons, with dedicated trauma facilities and state-of-the-art technology. The 443-bed tertiary care public hospital serves as the primary training site for the Fellowship and is the care referral site for mid- and northeastern Michigan, with a catchment area of more than 1 million people.
Within the institution are a 15-bed dedicated multidisciplinary Neuro/Trauma Intensive Care Unit, a 13-bed Burn Unit, and a 14-bed Pediatric Intensive Care Unit for surgical critical care patients. Annually, about 1,600 are admitted to the trauma service with more than 350 transfers from more than 38 counties in Michigan. Within the Emergency Department, a 3-bed dedicated trauma resuscitation bay is adjacent to the 64-slice CT scanner located in the resuscitation room. Just a few steps down the hall is the region’s only hospital-based MRI – a large-bore, GE 450W, with a low magnetic field strength and two docking tables, which can accommodate obese patients, unconscious patients and patients with metal artifacts, such as knee-replacement joints.
With such a large geographical region and with access to exclusive diagnostic tools, the Trauma Service caseload is broad and extensive. About 20% of the 1700 annual trauma admissions are penetrating injuries, with more than 150 major trauma operations per year. Management of blunt trauma and burn care also are part of the caseload.
The multidisciplinary Trauma Critical Care Service is staffed by board-certified surgical intensivists, who provide supervision and educational opportunities for the Trauma Fellow in this major regional trauma center. The Fellow, in turn, is supported by rotating third- and fourth-year surgical residents and a full complement of trauma physician assistants. The Fellow will gain exposure to a variety of disciplines, thanks to:
The Trauma Surgery Fellow is provided the opportunity to become an Advanced Trauma Life Support Instructor and attend the annual Detroit Trauma Symposium. Since the institution houses many health educational programs, the Fellow also has a chance to develop teaching skills by presenting information to resident physicians, medical students, physician assistants and nurse practitioners. Additional scholarly activity skills are acquired through trauma research.
The Advanced Trauma Surgery Fellow is provided an opportunity for a facuty appointment through MSU-CHM Department of surgery. He or she also will learn how to design and implement original research studies, analyze the results and present the findings. The advanced Fellow will work in interdiciplinary teams in research or performance improvement and wll hone presentation skills by teaching to other learners at Hurley Medical Center and also by presenting findings at professional and scientific conferences.
Michael McCann DO FACOS FACS returned to his alma mater to assume duties as program director of Hurley's Trauma Surgery Fellowship in 2012. He completed his own trauma fellowship at Hurley before taking on the role program director of the same fellowship.
Dr. McCann received his doctor of osteopathic medicine degree from Western University of Health Services, Pomona, Calif. He completed his internship and residency at Michigan State University-Genesys Regional Medical Center, Grand Blanc. He completed his trauma fellowship through a combined Henry Ford Health System-Hurley Medical Center fellowship program in Flint, followed by a trauma & surgical critical care fellowship at Henry Ford Health Systems, Detroit, Mich.
Prior to returning to Hurley, McCann was principal subinvestigator at Cotton-O'Neil Clinical Research Center in Topeka, Kansas, and trauma, general surgical, and critical surgeon - as well as trauma medical director and director of surgical intensive care - at Stormont-Vail Healthcare in Topeka.
Board-certified in general surgery and surgical critical care, Dr. McCann is on the faculty of Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, Department of Surgery. He has special clinical interests in laparoscopic and robotic minimally invasive surgical techniques, as well as extensive experience in endocrine, colorectal, esophageal, breast, and trauma surgery.
Michael McCann DO FACOS FACS
Director, Trauma Fellowship
Hurley Medical Center
One Hurley Plaza
7B Trauma Services Dept
Flint, MI 48503-5993
Candidates should download the fellowship application and send it to Dr. McCann's attention at the address above. Include the following in your packet: