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Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS)

Course content

  • Initial assessment
  • Airway management
  • Shock Burn and cold injuries
  • Thoracic trauma
  • Abdominal trauma
  • Head trauma
  • Spine trauma
  • Musculoskeletal trauma
  • Extremes of age (Peds & Geriatrics)
  • Trauma in women


Required for General Surgery residents prior to GL-2 year; Anesthesia residents prior to GL-4 year.
*ATLS may be achieved at the provider level


Four years

Course schedule

Provider courses are generally scheduled twice per year

Cost of course

No charge for General Surgery and Anesthesia residents. Others: $425 for provider course

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