Application Process

The Application Process

Individuals interested in the anesthesia residency program are encouraged to submit an application. Penn State College of Medicine is a participant of ERAS and the NRMP Match. All application material must be submitted through ERAS. Applicants with suitable qualifications will be invited to interview and visit with the department.

The Interview

Our typical interview season begins in late October/early November and continues through January. The interview process is designed to put the applicant at ease. We offer a 2 half-day interview process that provides you flexibility when planning your travel. Click here to view a sample interview schedule

Day 1 - Welcome remarks by the Chairman, Program Director and the Chair of the Residency Recruitment committee begin the less formal part of the interview process. Tours of Medical Center, Pain Medicine Center, and College of Medicine are provided. The entire interview process would not be complete without your having the chance to meet our residents and have a candid discussion asking them any questions you may have. Thus, we provide a resident host during your time with us. The resident host will give you a tour of the facilities and escort you to dinner with several residents to answer any and all questions about our program in a relaxed stress-free environment. Optional tours of the University Fitness Center and the University Manor Apartments can be also arranged.

Day 2 - The more formal part of the interview process consists of individual interviews with the Program Director, faculty, and a Chief Resident as well as an interview debriefing with our Chairman. Applicants are provided with an opportunity to participate in our nationally acclaimed Simulation Center where you can experiment with the mannequin and other equipment that makes our Simulation Center unique.  A luncheon is provided on the second day maximizing your opportunity to meet our residents and faculty.

Additional Information

Additional information can be obtained by contacting Jennifer Swierczynski, Residency Program Coordinator II, at 800-206-7718, or via email at