Welcome to the Penn State Internal Medicine Residency Program! I hope as you explore our webpage you will learn more about our philosophy for graduate medical education, our commitment to focus on your individual goals as developing physicians, our dedication to providing you with robust training in both the inpatient and ambulatory care components of internal medicine, and about the opportunities available to you at our institution and through our training program.
Just over 15 years ago I first visited the Penn State College of Medicine campus as an undergraduate student applying for admission to medical school. I noticed immediately how it had a different “feel” from many other places I had interviewed. Walking through the halls, faculty and students stopped to chat – even those clearly on route to patient care duties. I was made to feel a member of the community, despite my obvious status as an “interviewee”. That same welcoming spirit and collegial atmosphere marked my follow up visits, solidifying my choice to pursue medical training here. As my time at Penn State progressed and my role in the institution changed from student to resident to faculty, the one thing that did not was the collegiality, collaborative spirit, and sincere commitment to my professional growth and personal well-being that I sensed and experienced as an applicant so many years ago. This spirit marks our current students, residents, and faculty, and has been a driving force behind my desire to continue to make this community my home.
In the pages that follow we invite you to explore our educational and clinical offerings. You will hopefully be able to envision how we can assist you in meeting your personal and professional goals in residency and beyond. We look forward to meeting you, and showing you in person the comradery that makes our program, and our institution, a great place to train and work.
Nicole A. Swallow, MD, FACP
Director, Internal Medicine Residency Training Program