St. Luke's University Hospital

Affiliated with St. Luke's University Hospital/Temple University — Bethlehem, PA

  • Trauma only
  • Critical Care only
  • Trauma & Critical Care
  • Acute Care Surgery
  • Advanced Practitioner
  • Duration: 1 year
  • Positions available: 2
  • Salary: $59,235
  • Program Director: James Cipolla, MD

Last updated: August 13, 2013

The Division of Trauma, Surgical Critical Care and Acute Care Surgery at St. Luke's University Hospital is accepting applications for its Surgical Critical Care Fellowship. The successful applicant must have completed a minimum of three years in an ACGME accredited general surgery residency.

St. Luke's University Hospital is one of eleven Level 1 trauma centers in the State of Pennsylvania. The Trauma/Acute Care Surgery Service is quite active, admitting over 2300 trauma patients annually with a 94% blunt trauma and 6% penetrating trauma ratio. St. Luke’s has partnered with Temple School of Medicine to build the Regional Medical School of Temple/St. Luke’s on the campus of the Hospital.

The goal of the fellowship is to develop and enhance clinical and operative skills in the complete management of critically ill surgical and trauma patients. The surgical critical care fellowship at SLUH is a newly ACGME accredited fellowship. The surgical critical care fellow is responsible for managing all patients in the 14-bed surgical/trauma ICU, which admits trauma patients, general surgery, neurosurgery, surgical oncology and other surgical sub-specialty patients. SLUH has a total critical care capacity of 38, with 20 "step down" beds, all of which the fellow will rotate throughout. The fellow will direct trauma resuscitations and resuscitations in the ICU, take trauma call, and lead a surgical critical care team of residents, medical students and advanced practitioners. The fellow will work closely with the trauma/critical care attending staff in the clinical management of critically ill patients and attending staff will also work closely with the fellow in pursuit of administrative, education and research endeavors.

Program started 2005

How to apply

Rachel.o'  - (484) 526-3734 (phone) , (484) 526-2217 (fax)

Qualifications: •Curriculum vitae
•Personal statement
•Three letters of recommendation (with one stating board eligibility from your Emergency Medicine residency program director if not board certified)
•Intraining exam scores

The Fellowship Curriculum is composed of 9 months of critical care and 3 months of electives. Three weeks is allotted for vacation, and one week for conference attendance. Benefits include salary, health, vision, dental, vacation, book, and continuing education stipends. Moonlighting opportunities are also available.

For additional information please contact:
Rachel Chapman, M.Ed
Trauma Education Program Assistant
Trauma Division
St. Luke's University Health Network
801 Ostrum Street
Bethlehem, PA 18015
Phone: 484-526-3734
Email: Rachel.o'

About the hospital

  • Beds: 480
  • ICU beds: 14
  • Annual ED visits: 70000
  • Annual trauma admissions: 2200
  • Trauma faculty: 7

Fellowship procedures

  • Blunt trauma: 94%
  • Penetrating trauma: 6%


801 Ostrum Street
Bethlehem, PA 18015


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