UM Shock Trauma Center Surgeon Shares Experience With Air Force Military Medics


Dr. Thomas Scalea, the physician-in-chief of the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, discusses his experience while flying on an aero-medical evacuation mission with the Air Force medics in Iraq in August to help shape future training for military medical teams worldwide.

Dr. Scalea flew on the mission as a lead contributor to the training for the Air Force's Center for Sustainment of Trauma and Readiness Skills, known as C-STARS. Col. Sid Brevard, M.D., the director of C-STARS, provides some background on Dr. Scalea's trip, the relationship between the UM Shock Trauma Center and C-STARS and more.

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