Both the Departments of Surgery and Anesthesia offer ACGME-accredited training programs in Critical Care of the Surgical Patient. The fellowship is designed to provide advanced clinical training in critical care for board eligible general surgeons and anesthesiologists. Completion of the program will qualify the trainee to take the examination for "Added Qualifications in Critical Care" given by the American Boards of Surgery and Anesthesia. Surgical residents who have completed a general surgical residency or who have completed a minimum of three years of training and have a categorical position available to them on completion of the program are eligible. Anesthesia residents who have completed their three years of training in Anesthesia are eligible to apply.
The training programs are based in the Surgical Intensive Care Unit (SICU) at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, a 491 bed tertiary care medical center serving central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland. Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center is the only Level I Trauma Center in south Central Pennsylvania with approximately 1,200 admissions annually. The Surgical Intensive Care Unit (SICU) is a 30-bed state-of-the-art complex providing critical care services for over 1,800 patients annually. The patient population in the SICU includes a diverse mix of cardiothoracic, general, vascular, transplant, trauma, and neurosurgical cases.