Trauma/critical care surgery

M. Margaret Knudson*

*Corresponding author for this work

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The specialty of trauma/critical care is relatively new and is currently in a state of evolution as we now face not only a shortage of surgeons but also an alarmingly increasing number of well-trained surgeons who are unwilling to provide emergency care. Regionalization of both trauma and emergency surgical care nationwide is on the horizon and will require major changes in our surgical training programs. However, careers in trauma/critical care and emergency surgery can offer a controlled lifestyle, challenging cases that cross over many disciplines, and a rich field for scientific investigation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)266-268
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Surgery
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 2010
Externally publishedYes


  • Acute care emergency surgery
  • Critical care
  • Global health
  • Prevention
  • Trauma


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