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Surgical Critical Care Fellowship

Work alongside a diverse team while developing your skills as a compassionate critical care surgeon.

As a Surgical Critical Care fellow at Geisinger, you’ll be equipped with the evidence-based practices and skills needed to manage complex surgical and trauma patients. Completion of this one-year ACGME-accredited program will prepare you for successful certification by the American Board of Surgery.

During the fellowship, you’ll gain experience at Geisinger Medical Center, a Level One trauma center and a tertiary referral center for the surrounding areas. Our independent surgical and trauma intensive care units are closed units with a variety of comprehensive disease pathologies.

In addition to a robust clinical experience, the fellowship features a broad educational curriculum including didactics and simulations. Along the way, you’ll be supported by our faculty members to become a compassionate, lifelong learner with professional relationships that will last throughout your career.

The Geisinger difference

Our values — integrity, leadership, teamwork and service — are at the heart of everything we do. We provide high-quality, patient-centered, cost-effective care to our patients across northeastern Pennsylvania. And our fellows learn to do the same.

The Surgical Critical Care Fellowship accepts one fellow per academic year. If selected, you’ll:

  • Gain experience through a rigorous didactic curriculum designed around evidence-based practices.
  • Learn to prioritize compassion, empathy and integrity.
  • Be immersed in an educationally diverse environment that encourages interaction and collegiality between subspecialists involved in the care of complex surgical patients.
  • Gain a better understanding of the administrative and logistical issues that are vital to the success of a high-quality intensive care unit.

A note from our program director

About Geisinger

Geisinger serves more than 1 million people in central and northeastern Pennsylvania. We’ve been nationally recognized for innovative practices in quality, delivery models such as ProvenCare® and the use of an award-winning electronic medical record, Epic®. Our physician-led system has about 24,000 employees, including nearly 1,700 physicians, 10 hospital campuses, two research centers and a health plan with more than half a million members, all of which boost our hometown economies by $7.1 billion annually.


The main hospital campus, Geisinger Medical Center, is in Danville, a charming, historic riverside town with lots of opportunities for outdoor recreation including kayaking, cross country skiing and cycling. We are also close to major urban centers. New York City, Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington, D.C., are all within reasonable drives. We offer the best of both worlds — affordable, relaxing small-town life and access to the excitement and cultural experiences in big cities.

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