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Transfusion Medicine Fellowship - Penn State

Blood Banking/Transfusion Medicine Fellowship
Penn State Hershey Medical Center and College of Medicine

Description: The Blood Banking/Transfusion Medicine fellowship is a
fully-funded one year ACGME-accredited position that includes training in all
aspects of clinical adult and pediatric transfusion medicine, immunohematology,
on-site donor administration and blood collection, therapeutic apheresis,
allogeneic and autologous hematopoietic stem cell collection and processing,
coagulation, and HLA (Histocompatibility) testing. The fellow will work closely
with the Medical Director and five other clinical pathologists to provide
clinical consultation to the medical staff in areas of apheresis,
immunohematology, and clinical transfusion medicine. The fellow will have
opportunities for teaching medical students, technologists, residents, and
fellows from other services. This program will provide the fellow with a rich
educational experience leading to expertise in Blood Banking/Transfusion
Medicine and the qualifications for eligibility for specialty certification in
Blood Banking/Transfusion Medicine. It will form a basis for a career in the
academic or community practice setting.

Requirements: Applicants should be ABMS board-certified or board-eligible in
combined Clinical/Anatomic Pathology, Clinical Pathology only, Hematology,
Pediatrics, Internal Medicine, Obstetrics/Gynecology, Anesthesiology, Surgery,
Colon and Rectal Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery, Neurological Surgery, Plastic
Surgery, or Thoracic Surgery.

Types and Numbers of Appointments: The Blood Banking/Transfusion Medicine
program offers one position per academic year.

Facilities: The faculty, residents, and main laboratory facilities are housed
in the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. The adult hospital has a
capacity of approximately 500 beds and the free standing childrens hospital
approximately 75 beds. It is a both an adult and pediatric tertiary care
hospital and the main teaching hospital of the Pennsylvania State University
College of Medicine. It includes a Level I trauma center, a Level IV neonatal
intensive care unit, and is a major referral center for complicated adult and
pediatric hematology/oncology cases. The Division of Clinical Pathology has
abundant clinical opportunities for training a fellow in Blood
Banking/Transfusion Medicine. The Transfusion Service of the Hershey Medical
Center is a full service operation providing allogeneic and autologous whole
blood and hematopoietic stem cell collections, plateletpheresis collection,
therapeutic phlebotomy, and therapeutic apheresis. Annually, over 20,000 units
of allogeneic red blood cells (~50,000 total blood components) are transfused,
and ~1000 therapeutic apheresis procedures are performed (including plasma
exchange, red cell exchange, cytoreduction, and peripheral blood stem cell
collections). The Blood Bank/Transfusion Service is accredited by CAP, FACT,
and the AABB.

Community: Hershey is a picturesque community of approximately 20,000 people,
12 miles east of Harrisburg, the state capital. Over one million people live
within a fifty-mile radius. Surrounded by rich farm lands and close to urban
centers of the eastern seaboard, Hershey can be described as a suburban
community in a rural setting. It has excellent educational and recreational
programs and facilities, outstanding musical and stage performances, numerous
fine arts and cultural offerings, and is home to a world-famous amusement park.
Outdoor activities include golf, swimming, fishing, hunting, hiking, and
skiing. Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington, New York City, and the
Pennsylvania Dutch country are just short distances by automobile or train. The
Harrisburg International Airport (MDT) is 15 minutes from Hershey, and airports
in both Baltimore and Philadelphia are about 1.5-2.0 hours away by car.

Stipends: Salaries are comparable with salaries in the northeast as well as the
rest of the United States, and residents are provided with professional
liability insurance, health insurance, disability insurance, uniforms, laundry,
and four weeks paid vacation per year. The Department also provides yearly
stipends that can be used for support of continuing medical education expenses,
dues and membership, books, and subscriptions.
Faculty: Ronald E. Domen, MD Professor, Pathology, Medicine, and Humanities;
Program Director, Blood Banking/Transfusion Medicine Fellowship; Medical
Director, Histocompatibility Laboratory; Michael H. Creer, MD Professor and
Chief, Clinical Pathology; Director, Clinical Laboratory; William J.
Castellani, MD Professor, Pathology; Medical Director, Clinical Chemistry;
Melissa R. George, DO Assistant Professor, Pathology; Medical Director, Blood
Bank; Hiroko Shike, MD Assistant Professor, Pathology; Co-Director,
Histocompatibility Laboratory; Keri J. Donaldson, MD Assistant Professor,
Pathology; Medical Director, Hematology and Thrombosis Laboratory, and
Molecular Laboratory.

Applications: The Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and College of Medicine of
the Pennsylvania State University are currently soliciting applications for the
2015-2016 and 2016-2017 academic years. This is a fully-funded, one-year,
ACGME-accredited position. Applications are evaluated on an on-going basis and
will be accepted beginning 12-18 months prior to the anticipated start date.
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled and should include
the CAP Standardized Application form, a cover letter with a personal
statement, curriculum vitae, test scores, and three letters of reference, one
of which must be from your current/most recent program director. Complete
applications should be submitted via electronic mail to rdomen@hmc.psu.edu and

Ronald Domen, MD, Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Blood
Medicine Fellowship, H160, 500 University Drive, PO Box 850, Hershey, PA 17033
Phone: (717) 531-5116  Fax: (717) 531-7741  E-mail: rdomen@hmc.psu.edu

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