Trauma Fellowship

Program Overview

The Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center Orthopaedic Trauma Fellowship is located in Hershey, Pennsylvania.  Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center is the tertiary referral center for both adult and pediatric Level 1 trauma in the south central region of Pennsylvania.  An extensive referral network for complex pelvic and acetabular fractures as well as complex periarticular fractures and nonunions has been established over the past 15 years extending through the entire central corridor of Pennsylvania. Trauma exists as a separate division within the department of Orthopaedics.  Only one fellow will be accepted per year yielding a very rich clinical experience in surgery of the pelvis and acetablum, difficult periarticular and long bone fractures and post-traumatic fracture and infection problems.  The use of Ilizarov and spatial frame techniques for specific trauma problems is incorporated into the experience.

The Orthopaedic Trauma Division has 8 protected O-R’s per week with reserved C-arms and specialty nurses for the treatment of musculoskeletal injuries and reconstruction.

The focus of this fellowship from the faculty perspective is teaching and clinical competency.  There is a 3 hour weekly conference in which all pre and post operative cases of the entire trauma division are reviewed and discussed.  Cases for the upcoming week are assigned at this time.  The major educational mode of this fellowship is a cognitive apprenticeship.  The fellow will work one on one with the faculty in both the O-R and the outpatient clinic.  The fellow is expected to become involved in or initiate a clinical or basic science research project and produce a paper of publishable quality upon completion.

How to Apply

Applicants for the Trauma Fellowship must be board-eligible in Orthopaedic Surgery and have completed an accredited residency in Orthopaedic Surgery.

If you are interested in applying for the Trauma Fellowship at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, please apply through the OTA Website.

Additional questions and inquiries may be made by writing to:

Residency/Fellowship Program Coordinator
Mrs. Janice Woodley
Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, EC089
Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
30 Hope Drive
P.O. Box 859
Hershey, PA 17033