The Hamad Trauma Center offers robust, ongoing staff education programs. The programs include a weekly Morbidity and Mortality Conference, weekly Fellowship Lectures, a monthly Research and Journal Club and weekly Surgical Grand Rounds. Outreach education is provided at all HMC Trauma System hospitals, including Al Khor, Al Wakra and The Cuban Hospitals.
The Trauma and Critical Care Fellowship Program is an ACGME structured, two-year program approved by HMC’s Department of Medical Education. The Program is part of a commitment to supporting the next generation of HMC Trauma Center leaders. Fellows are educated and evaluated according to ACGME’s six core competencies: patient care, medical knowledge, practice-based learning and improvement, interpersonal and communications skills, professionalism, systems-based practice, procedure proficiency and professional development. Up to seven Fellows, including international candidates, participate each year in three specialties: surgery, anesthesia and emergency medicine.
Studies have shown that patient outcomes are improved if a trauma system includes interaction between basic research and clinical care. The Hamad Trauma Center is involved in numerous research projects regarding injury prevention, trauma care, and recovery and trauma patient outcomes. Research objectives are driven by the needs of the patient population and seek to advance clinical knowledge in order to optimize and improve the care of severely injured patients. Trauma Team members are currently conducting a number of research projects, including research focused on road traffic crashes, alcohol screening, in-hospital cardiac arrest in trauma, traumatic brain injury, post-traumatic stress disorder, vascular disease, pre-hospital intubation and VAP.
Each year, the Trauma Center team publishes more than twenty five articles in international, peer-reviewed journals, including the World Journal of Surgery and World Neurosurgery. Trauma Team members also regularly contribute to regional and international conferences.