General Information

Resident Benefits

Source:  Resident Agreement Benefit Addendum

University Fitness Center

On Campus PSU fitness center available to resident, spouse, and eligible dependents.

Child Care

Penn State Hershey Medical Center offers an independent day-care provider, conveniently located on campus


Four white lab coats are provided for the entire residency period. No laundry service is provided at the institutional level, although this may be provided at the departmental level.

Call Rooms

Call rooms are provided for residents who are required to stay in-house overnight. The program will supply the location and access to the call rooms.

Other Support Services

  • Typing services for presentation manuscripts submitted for publication
  • Production, illustration, printing and mailing of all papers published or reprinted
  • Any needed screening tests and/or vaccines through Employee Health Services
  • ACLS, ATLS, or PALS certification if necessary for specialty
  • Registration fee waived for Continuing Medical Education seminars offered through the Penn State College of Medicine.

Professional Liability Insurance

Penn State Hershey Milton S. Hershey Medical Center pays the full premium to provide commercial insurance for professional liability and also pays the full premium for extended coverage under the Catastrophic Loss Fund administered by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The liability coverage provides legal defense and protection against awards from claims reported or filed after the completion of residency if the alleged acts or omissions of the residents are within the scope of the education program. The coverage is consistent with the coverage provided to other medical/professional practitioners at Penn State Hershey Medical Center. The liability coverage is claims-made coverage and tail coverage is purchased by Penn State Hershey Medical Center for the resident following completion of the training program. Upon request residents will receive a copy of the Certificate of Insurance for each year they are in the training program.

Counseling Services

ComPsych® is the provider of GuidanceResources® services for staff employed by the Medical Center. GuidanceResources® benefits provide you and your dependents confidential support, resources and information for personal and work-life issues free of charge. Call 1-866-465-8935 or visit GuidanceResources® Online.

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