University Park Regional Campus is developing a Family Medicine residency program, likely to begin in Summer 2015. The three-year program is being developed in conjunction with Mount Nittany Medical Center, as part of their goal to become a regional academic teaching hospital.
"It was clear to me when I came to Mount Nittany how important a regional campus and residency program are for this community, allowing us to grow our own primary care physicians right here in State College," said Steve Brown
, president and CEO, Mount Nittany Medical Center. "We are very excited to be part of this development, raising the bar in health care for this region and creating a strong teaching environment."
The first year of residency focuses on general specialties such as family medicine, internal medicine, surgery, critical care medicine and pediatrics. First year residents will also spend a limited amount of time working in an outpatient setting under the supervision of a Penn State Hershey faculty member.
The second and third years involve additional specialty and sub-specialty training and an increasing amount of time with outpatient directed care and electives. Third-year residents also have the opportunity to move into areas of special interest such as research, dual-degree programs with other colleges at Penn State or a rural emphasis with rotations in outlining areas of central Pennsylvania.