How to Apply

Selection Procedures/Qualifications

The Program has been designed principally to provide surgical residents research opportunities in the area of trauma and organ injury biology. However, the Program will not exclude qualified candidates from other disciplines such as MDs in other specialties and PhDs in the basic health sciences who wish to pursue research careers in surgery departments. Applications will be accepted from both internal and external candidates. Applications from all candidates will proceed through the same internal review process, and admission will be dependent upon individual candidate’s meeting defined acceptance criteria. Applications are limited to US citizens or foreign nationals with permanent resident status who have satisfactorily completed at least two years of postdoctoral clinical training. In addition, candidates outside the Penn State University system will be requested to provide verification, in the form of a letter from the chairperson of their department, that upon completion of their research training they will be accepted back into the parent residency program for completion of their clinical training. Applicants interested in a 2-3-year research experience are given preferential admission to this training program. Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine is an equal opportunity employer, and applications from qualified under-represented minorities and women are strongly encouraged.

To apply, please mail a current curriculum vitae and letter of interest to:

Charles Lang, PhD
Distinguished Professor and Vice-Chair
Department of Cellular and Molecular Physiology and Surgery
Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
500 University Drive, MCH166
Hershey, PA  17033-0850