Combined Internal Medicine/Pediatrics Residency Program
Welcome to the web-site of the Med/Peds Residency at Penn State College of Medicine and Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital. Since its inception in 1988, our program has been devoted to training primary care physicians within a university setting. The residents are trained to the highest standards in pediatrics and internal medicine, so that they will be comfortable in both the office and the hospital setting.
Knowing that some residents will pursue diverse career paths, the goal of the curriculum is to provide one that is rich in opportunity and experience. Our university, community and VA hospital rotations complement our combined med/peds continuity clinics (opportunities at inner city, suburb and university sites). We have multiple learning opportunities from our pediatric and internal medicine grand rounds, morning reports and noon conferences to our weekly med/peds resident-driven outpatient lectures. Teaching is important and is fostered from senior to junior residents. Our residents become excellent teachers.
We seek candidates with a strong academic record, exceptional interpersonal skills, and a sincere desire to work with and for adults and children.
In addition to the Children’s Hospital, the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center’s 504-bed tertiary care facility serves a central Pennsylvania population of almost 2 million people. The Medical Center boasts a level 1 trauma center complete with aeromedical transportation facilities, a custom-designed pediatric ambulance with specially trained transport teams, a network of community-based clinics, and a $85 million internationally acclaimed research program.
At the same time, the Hershey community is a wonderful and safe place to live, work, and play. It offers residents and their family members a wide range of cultural events, recreational facilities, superior schools and undergraduate institutions, and professional employment opportunities.
We hope this has sparked further interest in our program. We invite you to explore our website and then arrange a visit to come and see for yourself.
For more information, please email us at: PennStateMedPeds@hmc.psu.edu