In addition, the Preliminary Medicine Residency is a one-year, ACGME-accredited program that admits seven residents per year, and two additional residents are admitted to the ABIM Internal Medicine Research Pathway each year.Penn State College of Medicine first broke ground in 1966, opened its doors for students in 1967 and began accepting patients in 1970.Hershey Medical Center, a large, tertiary academic medical center; Lebanon VA Medical Center; and Penn Medicine Lancaster General Hospital, a large community-based hospital.
The program believes that providing tremendous resident education and patient care means extending focus beyond the three traditional pillars of academic medical centers – clinical care, education and scholarship – to also include the pillars of wellness, career development and systems science.
The program continues to push for innovation in each of these areas in order to give each resident the best possible experience.
Efforts are made to coordinate interview dates with other subspecialty interviews at Penn State Health Milton S. Separate interview dates may not be necessary depending on the specialty program.
For details regarding the program and/or a preliminary program interview, email coordinator Leigh Caloiero at [email protected]
Year of graduation should be within five years of date of application.
The NRMP requires all interviewees to receive a copy of the Resident Agreement. Applicants to other disciplines (, anesthesia, dermatology, neurology, radiology) requiring a preliminary year must submit a separate ERAS application to the Internal Medicine Preliminary Program in addition to the specialty application.
In the event a chair’s letter is not available to an applicant, an additional faculty letter of recommendation will be accepted.
The institution sponsors only J-1 visas for international candidates.
Being the primary academic medical center in central Pennsylvania makes Penn State Health Milton S.
Hershey Medical Center the referral center for complex medical cases in a wide radius from the institution.
The Department of Medicine and Internal Medicine Residency continue the proud tradition of training outstanding patient-centered internal medicine physicians. Thomas Ma, Chair of the Department of Medicine, the program strives for excellence in all areas, with residents learning and training in a community of respect and inquisition.