Emergency Medical Services Fellowship

Program Overview

The Emergency Medical Services Fellowship at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center is a one-year (12-month), ACGME-accredited program that admits one fellow per year.

Program Highlights

  • Regular staffing of a dedicated EMS Physician Response vehicle
  • Critical care transport experience with hospital-owned air/ground critical care assets
  • Mass gathering medicine opportunities at Beaver Stadium and Hershey Entertainment Complex
  • Participation with the LionREACH mobile disaster training and evaluation center
  • Exposure to EMS Special Operations, including tactical, search and rescue, and HAZMAT response
  • Experience with our newly developed Community Paramedicine program
  • Access to the Penn State Health Clinical Simulation Center
  • Opportunity to earn a master’s degree in public health or homeland security

Program Details

Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center’s EMS Fellowship is designed to provide physicians with the experience and training in operations, research, education and administration to contribute to EMS systems in a variety of settings.

The EMS fellowship is designed to immerse the fellow in all aspects related to ground and air EMS medicine. The Department of Emergency Medicine has direct oversight over Life Lion Critical Care Transport, Life Lion EMS and several other ground transport services. The unique geography of the region affords experience and training in both rural and urban settings. Four EMS-boarded faculty are available to provide mentorship. Experience in medical command, service oversight, field response, EMS research and the many interactions which occur with the other 120 pre-hospital personnel dedicated to the provision of EMS care are available to candidates.

The fellow will have a clinical faculty appointment through Penn State College of Medicine’s Department of Emergency Medicine. Applicants must be graduates of an accredited ACGME residency program in Emergency Medicine.

EMS fellows have the opportunity to earn a master’s degree in public health or homeland security by adding an optional second year to their fellowship program. These degrees round out the skill set of graduating EMS physicians and assist in their readiness to assume roles in public health and disaster medicine leadership.

Our Team

Curriculum

Fellows will gain clinical experience in various models of EMS services supplying pre-hospital care in the local region. These services include hospital-based, fire-based, volunteer, critical care ground and air transport and blended career and volunteer services that are in urban, suburban and rural areas of southcentral Pennsylvania. Program faculty provide medical direction to all of these service models. In addition fellows will be involved in education and administrative components of these services.

The main pre-hospital services with whom fellows work include Life Lion EMS, Life Lion Critical Care Transport and Community LifeTeam. Our clinical resources include a dedicated EMS physician field response vehicle certified by Pennsylvania as an Advanced Life Support quick-response vehicle. It is equipped with emergency lights/sirens as well as an augmented supply of advanced life support medical equipment and can be used independently for field response by the fellows after adequate training and experience are obtained.

Fellows also provide direct patient care as flight physicians during both scene and inter-facility transports. In addition, they provide on-scene medical control at mass gathering medicine events, such as home football games at Penn State’s Beaver Stadium (typical attendance greater than 100,000, with more than 30 EMS crews activated for the event) and other large events. These clinical in-field experiences are provided longitudinally over 12 months.

In addition to a robust didactic and hands-on curriculum, fellows gain experience by attending regional and state meetings with the Medical Advisory Committee of the Emergency Health Services Federation (the regional EMS council for south central Pennsylvania), the Pennsylvania Emergency Health Services Council (PEHSC) and local EMS councils.

Photo Gallery

Participants in the Emergency Medical Services Fellowship at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center participate in a variety of experiences. See photos of some of the wide variety of learning opportunities here.

Emergency Medical Services Fellowship

To Apply

Applicants must be graduates of an accredited ACGME residency program in Emergency Medicine.

To apply, please send a CV and letter of interest to:

Jeffrey S. Lubin, MD, MPH
Division Chief, Prehospital and Transport Medicine
EMS Fellowship Director
Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
500 University Drive
PO Box 850
Hershey, PA 17033-0850

Email: EMSFellowship@pennstatehealth.psu.edu

Faculty

Current Fellows

Past Fellows

Contact Us

Mailing Address

Department of Emergency Medicine
EMS Fellowship
Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
500 University Drive
PO Box 850
Hershey, PA 17033-0850

General Contact Information

Phone: 717-531-8955

Fax: 717-531-4587

Email: EMSFellowship@pennstatehealth.psu.edu

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