How to Apply

Thank you for your interest in Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center Orthopaedic Residency Training Program.

Our program was recently reviewed by the Residency Review Commission (RRC), and was approved for another 5 years.  In addition, our program was approved to increase our resident complement from 20 to 25.

Individuals interested in applying to our programs must apply through the Electronic Residency Application Services (ERAS).  Application to our programs requires that you submit the following documentation via ERAS:

  • USMLE scores
  • At least three (3) letters of recommendation- we will accept more than three. (We recommend that at least one of which should be from an orthopaedic physician who can provide an assessment of your potential as a future orthopaedic surgeon)
  • Personal statement
  • Medical school transcript
  • Dean's letter
  • Curriculum vitae

If you are interested in applying to our programs, please do so through ERAS.  Our programs are highly competitive, receiving over 400 applications per year, and we encourage you to begin the process early!  Our mailbox opens on or about September 15th each year, and closes on or about October 30th each year. 

Once our review and selection process is complete, we will extend invitations for interviews via ERAS e-mail.  We will conduct two separate interview days per year interviewing 30 candidates each day. Candidates will be interviewed by clinical faculty, basic science faculty, and senior residents .  We also offer a tour the facility, and you may sit and talk with other faculty members and residents throughout the course of the interview day.

Contact Information

Additional questions and inquiries may be made by writing to:

    Residency Program Coordinator
    Mrs. Janice Woodley
    Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, EC089
    Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
    30 Hope Drive, Building A.
    P.O. Box 859
    Hershey, PA 17033

    Telephone: 717-531-4833 (Direct number)
    Fax: 717- 531-0498
    E-mail address: