The R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, one of the most unique trauma centers internationally, has been instrumental in developing techniques used widely throughout both civilian and military medicine. As students at University of Maryland School of Medicine, we have a distinct opportunity to gain insight through increased exposure to trauma medicine and to the faculty at this world-renowned institution.
The Trauma Interest Group seeks to provide exposure to the many facets of trauma medicine by facilitating student-faculty interactions, sponsoring workshops in techniques that are critical for student growth in medicine, and hosting campus-wide talks to stimulate interest in this fascinating field of medicine. By doing so, the group hopes to encourage more students to take a long-term interest in trauma, critical care and acute surgery. As with actual trauma medicine, the group intends to incorporate the viewpoints of multiple specialists, including surgeons, anesthesiologists, emergency medicine physicians, physical rehabilitation specialists and other physicians who may provide further guidance to students in pursuit of this goal.