Acute Care Surgery Fellowship

Program Overview

The Acute Care Surgery Fellowship at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center is a one-year, non-ACGME-accredited program that admits one fellow per year.

Program Details

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 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 Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, a 551-bed tertiary care medical center in a rural setting, serving central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland. Hershey Medical Center is the only Level I Trauma Center for both the adult and pediatric population in southcentral 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 more than 1,800 patients annually. The patient population in the SICU includes a diverse mix of cardiothoracic, general, vascular, transplant, trauma and neurosurgical cases.

Our Team

To Apply

All applications for the Acute Care Surgery Fellowship must be submitted through the SCC and ACS Fellowship Application Service (SAFAS).


Contact Us

Mailing Address

Department of Surgery
Office of Surgical Education
500 University Dr., H159
Hershey, PA 17033-0850

Penn State College of Medicine is an equal-opportunity employer and accepts all qualified applications regardless of their gender, ethnic origin or religious background.