Milton s. Hershey Medical Ctr Trauma; Acute Care & Critical Care Surgery

Affiliated with Pennsylvania State College of Medicine — Hershey, PA

  • Trauma only
  • Critical Care only
  • Trauma & Critical Care
  • Acute Care Surgery
  • Advanced Practitioner
  • Duration: 1 year
  • Positions available: 1
  • Salary:
  • Program Director: Scott B. Armen, M.D., F.A.C.S., F.C.C.P.

Last updated: October 22, 2014

The Surgical Critical Care Fellowship Program is based in the Surgical Anesthesia Intensive Care Unit (SAICU) at the Penn State /Milton S. Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, PA. Our facility is a 500 bed tertiary care medical center serving central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland. Penn State Hershey Medical Center is a Level I Trauma Center with over 2,500 trauma admissions annually. The SAICU is a 30 bed state-of-the-art complex providing surgical critical care services for over 2,200 patients per year. The patient population includes a diverse mix of trauma, emergency and elective general surgery, surgical oncology, transplant, urology, plastic surgery, colorectal surgery, orthopedic surgery, head and neck surgery, and obstetrics/gynecologic surgery cases.

The surgical critical care training program provides a 12 month clinical experience in all aspects of surgical critical care including: patient management, critical care procedures, ICU administration and clinical research. Individuals will spend a minimum of nine months in the SAICU. Elective rotations are available in Trauma Surgery, Emergency General Surgery, Medical Intensive Care, Neurosurgical Intensive Care, Pediatric Intensive Care, Burn Surgery and Cardiovascular Intensive Care. The program at the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center has been fully accredited by the ACGME since 1994.

The Fellow is responsible for the immediate supervision of the surgical critical care service which is composed of residents from the Departments of Surgery, Anesthesia and Emergency Medicine who are assigned to the SAICU. The residents take in-house call with back up provided by the Fellow and in-house acute care surgery attending. Fellows are permitted time off for meetings and vacation.

The educational program includes daily teaching rounds, didactic lectures, multidisciplinary rounds, ethics conferences, morbidity and mortality conferences, and critical care journal clubs. The faculty for the training program includes board certified critical care specialists from the Departments of Surgery and Anesthesia with a wide range of clinical expertise and research interests. Fellows are encouraged to participate in research activities in the Division of Trauma, Acute Care and Critical Care Surgery and pursue original ideas during the training program.

Program started 1994

How to apply

Scott B. Armen, M.D., F.A.C.S., F.C.C.P.
Director, Surgical Critical Care
Program Director, Surgical Critical Care Fellowship
Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
500 University Drive
Mail Code H075
Hershey, PA 17033-0850

About the hospital

  • Beds: 500
  • ICU beds: 30
  • Annual trauma admissions: 2500
  • Trauma faculty: 5

Fellowship procedures

  • Blunt trauma: 90%
  • Penetrating trauma: 10%


500 University Drive
Hershey, PA 17033-0850

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