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Fellowship Structure

The fellow must have privileges assigned by Abington Memorial Hospital’s Department of Surgery Chairman, a current Pennsylvania license, an active DEA license, and be compliant with Abington Memorial Hospital staff bylaws. In relation with residents, the fellow must act as a junior attending surgeon.


  1. Participate in daily surgical rounds on all bariatric patients in the
    service, co-sign resident and/or PA notes if available or generate appropriate clinical note in the chart; provide daily care to patients on the service.
  2. Participate in operating room (OR) patient preparation, positioning and be readily available in OR when patient is going under anesthesia and emerging from anesthesia.
  3. Provide postoperative patient care, write postoperative orders, and
    discharge patients if PA or residents are not available.
  4. Follow OR and office schedule linked to assigned attending surgeon’s schedule.
  5. Follow on-call assignments. No requirement to stay in house. Act as a junior attending surgeon with on call back up from attending surgeon.
  6. Log operative cases in the Fellowship Council log system.
  7. Self-education and research projects.


  1. Morbidity & Mortality Conference
  2. Resident, student and nurses teaching rounds
  3. One full day in outpatient office
  4. Optional participation in other Abington Memorial Hospital conferences


  1. Textbook review


  1. Midwest teleconference
  2. Clinical IMBS meeting
  3. Research project update/journal discussion meeting
  4. Participate in simulation lab and pig lab teaching activities.
  5. Attend the Resident Advisory Committee meeting and the Graduate Medical Education Committee meeting


  1. Multidisciplinary conference
  2. Written performance assessment of fellow (knowledge, skills and overall performance) by faculty.


  1. Attend bariatric support meeting and information session.
  2. Submit at least one abstract and present it at regional or national meeting; complete at least one clinical and/or research manuscript and submit it for publication.
  3. Fellow exit interview
  4. Written evaluation of the faculty by the fellow at the end of fellowship
  5. Written evaluation of the fellow by the faculty at the end of fellowship
  6. Fellowship Program Director evaluation by Department of Surgery Chairman at the end of fellowship year.

To Apply

All applications are accepted strictly through Fellowship Council.

For more information:
Elaine Crotty