FAQ

On this page, you will find answers to many of the most commonly asked questions about the residency programs at Hurley Medical Center. Program-specific questions are also answered on the FAQ pages for each of the residency programs.

FAQ

Is your program university-based or university-affiliated, community-based, or a military or community hospital?

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Our Trauma Fellowship program is part of a premier public teaching medical center recognized as a regional resource for advanced specialized health care. We are a community-based fellowship program with a major affiliation with Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. About 100 MSU CHM medical students complete required clerkships at Hurley. In addition, Hurley sponsors six additional residency and fellowship programs. As a fellow, you have the opportunity to obtain an appointment as an instructor from MSU CHM.

Do you require U.S. clinical experience to be considered for a position in your residency program?

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We do not require U.S. experience. However, if an applicant has had significant experience in a U.S. practice or hospital, that can be an asset.

Are the Trauma Fellowships accredited?

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The Trauma Surgery Fellowship is recognized by the American Board of Surgery, and the program has approval from Michigan State University College of Human Medicine.

What are the selection criteria?

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We look at the entire application when evaluating candidates. For the Trauma Surgery Fellowship, candidates must have completed a surgical residency program. For the Trauma Research Fellowship, candidates must have completed a residency program in any discipline. Candidates must pass either:

  • USMLE Step 1 and USMLE Step 2 - Clinical Knowledge (Step 2 - Clinical Skills is not required)
    OR
  • COMLEX Level 1 and COMLEX Level 2.

What are the start and end dates of the two Trauma fellowships?

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Both the Trauma Surgery Fellowship and the Trauma Research Fellowship follow the same academic schedule, beginning on July 1 each year and ending on June 31 the following year, for a full one-year program.

Do you accept international medical graduates?

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International medical graduates are welcome to submit an application to our program; however, candidates must have an ECFMG certificate and a valid J1 Visa.

When do you interview applicants for the Trauma fellowships?

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If a candidate is selected for an interview, he or she would be contacted between December and March prior to the Aug. 1 fellowship start date.

What credentials are required for the Trauma fellowships?

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  • For the Trauma Surgery Fellowship, the candidate must be certified in Basic Life Support (BLS), Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS), and Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS). In addition, the candidate needs either an Educational Limited Medical License or a Permanent Medical License to practice clinically.
  • For the Trauma Research Fellowship, no credentials or medical license is required.

How often are the fellows on call?

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  • The Trauma Surgery Fellow takes 7 days of call a month.
  • The Trauma Research Fellow does not take call.