Great Level 1 Trauma Center with only PA's. (no residents)
Pros: having the opportunity to manage very injured or sick patients.
Cons: managing very injured or sick patients means they don't all live.
Flint, MI - usually in the top 5 for # of murders. Hurley is the only level 1 in the region. I worked most of the time managing patients in the Neuro/Trauma ICU, Burn ICU, and some PICU. Day shift required making treatment plans for the patient for the day, vent management, and rounding w/ the attending surgeon. Nights required toubleshooting of all surgical/trauma patients in entire hospital, and backup to PA covering ER. Part of the time I covered the ER for all consults and trauma's, as well as 1st assisted on trauma OR cases.