Shrut Patel, MD, GCSOM Class of 2016, and Jessica Williams, MD, GCSOM Class of 2017, to pursue sports medicine fellowships
Two Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine alumni will return to Geisinger to pursue sports medicine fellowships. The fellows matched through the Medical Specialties Matching Program. Shrut Patel, MD, GCSOM Class of 2016, and Jessica Williams, MD, GCSOM Class of 2017, will begin their fellowships this summer.
“I could not be more proud to see our alumni returning to seek more training from Geisinger,” said Steven J. Scheinman, MD, GCSOM president and dean and executive vice president, Geisinger. “We warmly welcome both Dr. Williams and Dr. Patel back. I should also note that, as a Lackawanna County native, Dr. Patel is also a local alumnus returning home to practice medicine. I am pleased to see the continued fulfillment of our school’s founding mission.”
The Medical Specialties Matching Program is conducted by the National Resident Matching Program, which also conducts the main residency match, whose “Match Day” is held annually in March.
A fellowship is a period of medical training in the United States during which a physician who has completed an initial residency pursues additional training in a subspecialty. Fellows act as an attending physician or a consultant physician in the generalist field in which they were trained. After completing a fellowship in the relevant sub-specialty, the fellow may then practice without direct supervision by other physicians in that sub-specialty.