Fellowship Overview

Surgical Critical Care Fellowship Program

Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Division of Trauma, Acute Care and Critical Care Surgery, within the Department of Surgery, offers a fellowship in Critical Care and a fellowship in Acute Care Surgery. The fellowships are designed to provide advanced clinical training in critical care and Acute Care Surgery.

The surgical critical care fellowship program is a one year, ACGME approved fellowship designed to train leaders in academic surgical critical care through an intensive clinical and educational experience. Successful completion of this fellowship will satisfy the American Board of Surgery requirements for obtaining certification of Added Qualifications in Surgical Critical Care.

Qualified applicants should meet the following prerequisites:

  • Completion of approved general surgery rotation. Will consider a candidate that has completed their R3 year
  • Board eligibility or certification by the American Board of Surgery
  • Established ability as a teacher of medical students

A variety of clinical experiences will be offered including rotations with thoracic, vascular and hepatobiliary. There is an opportunity for an international rotation to facilitate the educational process with a diverse patient population.

Acute Care Surgery Fellowship Program

Our Acute Care Surgery fellowship is similar to the AAST recommendation for Acute Care Surgery fellowships. The successful candidate will have already completed the first year in an ACGME approved surgical critical care fellowship. This fellowship is designed to train leaders in academic acute care surgery through an intensive clinical and educational experience.

Qualified applicants should meet the following prerequisites:

  • Completion of approved general surgery residency
  • Completion of the first year of an ACGME approved surgical critical care fellowship
  • Board eligibility or certification by the American Board of Surgery
  • Established ability as a teacher of medical students

A variety of clinical experiences will be offered including rotations with thoracic, vascular and hepatobiliary. There is an opportunity for an international rotation to facilitate the educational process with a diverse patient population.

The training program is based at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, a 491 bed tertiary care medical center in a rural setting, serving central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland. Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center is the only Level I Trauma Center for both the adult and pediatric population in south Central Pennsylvania with approximately 2,000 admissions to the adult service annually. The SICU is a 30-bed state-of-the-art complex providing critical care services for over 1800 patients annually. The patient population in the SICU includes a diverse mix of cardiothoracic, general, vascular, transplant, trauma, and neurosurgical cases.

The Goals and Objectives for the Surgical Critical Care Fellowship are available here for printing.