University Hospital Zurich
Department of Traumatology
The Department of Traumatology covers the whole spectrum of accident surgery knowledge required by specialists in orthopaedics and traumatology of the musculoskeletal system and surgeons specialising in general and accident surgery.
Before qualifying as specialists, doctors in the Department of Traumatology are required to pass through various rotations. In each of these, they acquire knowledge and skills relating to a specific area (upper extremity, lower extremity/polytrauma, acute traumatology, spine/pelvis, sport/hips/knees, geriatric traumatology).
In the operating theatre, they are required to work through an extensive list of surgical procedures. Our junior doctors learn and consolidate their surgical skills under the observation of experienced supervisors.
The Department of Traumatology offers the following rotations:
Clinical practice is complemented by scientific work in the Department of Traumatology’s research unit.
Clinical experience is also shared at scientific congresses and advanced training events in Switzerland and abroad and published in specialist books and journals.
The Department of Traumatology at the University Hospital Zurich offers the following post graduate medical training as recognized by the SIWF / FMH:
You will find detailed information about advanced training programmes by clicking on the FMH Swiss Medical Association pdfs provided below.