Pediatric Residency

All applicants must apply through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) by December 1 and must register for a PL-1 position through the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). Applications are considered without regard to race, religion, gender, or national origin.  We do not require a letter from your department chairman, but we do require:

  • Personal Statement
  • MSPE (Dean's Letter)
  • Medical school transcript
  • USMLE or COMLEX Scores
  • At least three letters of recommendation from faculty members with whom you have worked.

Interviews are by invitation only, and will be conducted from mid-October through mid-January. If you are invited for an interview, you will be notified by email, and we will ask that you respond promptly so that we can do our best to accommodate your scheduling needs.  We prefer to interview smaller groups each day in order to create a more personalized day. 

Interview days will begin at 8:45 am and will conclude by 2:45 pm and will include a tour of the Children's Hospital and lunch. There will also be an optional dinner the night before your interview at a local restaurant with some of our residents. The program will pay for one night at a local hotel that provides a free breakfast. More information about the hotel and the dinner will be provided when we schedule your interview. 

International medical graduates:

  • US clinical experience is necessary.
  • The selection committee prefers medical school graduation be within the past 2 years.
  • J-1 visas only

Contact Us

Ashley Nippert
Residency Program Coordinator
email: anippert@hmc.psu.edu

Dori Gruber
Program Secretary
Phone: 717-531-5685

Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital
500 University Drive, H085
P.O. Box 850
Hershey, PA 17033-0850