Welcome to the Adult Multidisciplinary Critical Care Medicine Fellowship at Geisinger. Our fellowship offers a dynamic and innovative experience for physicians who want to become skilled critical care clinicians. In addition to an excellent, diversified experience in clinical critical care, we provide the opportunity for learning about the business of critical care, telemedicine, ethics, communication, state of the art simulation, QI/QA, education and leadership.
Our academic hospital is a major referral center and offers specialized experience in advanced cardiac care, mechanical circulatory devices, transplant and one of the largest genetic projects in the world. We are lucky to have a dedicated biocontainment unit (BCU) designated by the CDC, one of only a few in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania along with high, specially trained BCU staff. The hospital environment is academic in nature and we are a main training site for Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine. We have multiple specialized closed ICUs including two medical units, a cardiothoracic/vascular unit, trauma (Level 1 trauma center) unit, neuroscience unit (Comprehensive Stroke Center), an airborne unit and a new dedicated surgical unit. We have a state-of-the-art simulation center where we practice procedures and run scenarios with other fellows and residents. Our electronic ICU (eICU) platform allows us to provide critical care services to Geisinger hospitals throughout the state.
Our fellowship offers the opportunity to learn from a diverse multidisciplinary staff, all board certified in critical care medicine from fields including internal medicine, pulmonary, general surgery, trauma surgery, anesthesia, neurology, emergency medicine and others. Many faculty members hold advanced degrees in business administration or philosophy/ethics. We also have an excellent group of critical care advanced practice providers, and an equally exemplary group of critical care nurses and respiratory therapists. We are lucky to have dedicated critical care pharmacists. Geisinger has its own pharmacy residency and this year will be adding a critical care medicine specialty year to their program. We strive for a collaborative team-based approach to the delivery of critical care medicine for the patients we serve.
At Geisinger, we take pride in being at the cutting edge of technological innovation. This fellowship is designed to train future leaders in intensive care medicine. This two-year Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education-accredited fellowship is offered to four applicants with prior training in internal medicine or emergency medicine. During the first year, fellows rotate through all ICUs, a point of care ultrasound elective, anesthesia, scholarship and electives. Individualized mentorship accentuates the first year and the direction of scholarship and electives over the second year. In the second year, fellows have similar ICU rotations with the addition of eICU, critical care outreach service and dedicated “junior attending” months.