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Trauma 2007: A Finger on the Pulse

Terry, Shawn M. MD, FACS

doi: 10.1097/01.JTN.0000318919.05875.d8

Trauma surgery today is facing a number of significant challenges that offer a stimulus for growth and evolution of the practice. To successfully face these challenges, reexamination of the discipline, the current practice models for its providers, and the definition/scope of the specialty will be necessary. Further development and application of the acute care surgery model may represent the future direction for trauma care practitioners.

Shawn M. Terry, MD, FACS, Trauma Surgeon, Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery. Milton S. Hershey School of Medicine, Penn State University.

Corresponding Author: Shawn M. Terry, MD, FACS, Division of Trauma and Critical Care Surgery, Department of Surgery, York Hospital, 1001 South George St, York, PA 17405 (

© 2007 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.