Application Process

The Application Process

Individuals interested in the anesthesia residency program are encouraged to submit an application. Penn State College of Medicine is a participant of ERAS and the NRMP Match. All application material must be submitted through ERAS. Applicants with suitable qualifications will be invited to interview and visit with the department.

The Interview

Our typical interview season begins in late October/early November and continues through January. The interview process is designed to put the applicant at ease and provide you with detailed information about our program. We offer a one-day interview process (with dinner the evening prior with a small group of our residents and spouses).  Click here to view a sample interview schedule

Evening prior to formal interview - The entire interview process would not be complete without you having the chance to meet our residents and have a candid discussion asking them any questions you may have. Thus, we provide a resident host during your time with us. The resident host along with several residents and spouses will join the group for dinner in a relaxed stress-free environment. Your significant other is welcome to attend dinner if arrangements are made in advance.

Formal interview day – the day begins with a tour of Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Pain Medicine Center, and Penn State College of Medicine, followed by a Welcome, Program Overview and Q&A by the Chairman, Program Director and/or Associate Program Director. The more formal part of the interview process will then follow consisting of individual interviews with the Program Director, Associate Program Director, program faculty, and a Chief Resident and end with a debriefing with our Chairman. Applicants are provided with an opportunity to visit our nationally acclaimed Simulation Center where you can experiment with the mannequin and other equipment that makes our Simulation Center unique. A luncheon is provided maximizing your opportunity to meet available residents and faculty.

Additional Information

Additional information can be obtained by contacting Jennifer Swierczynski, Residency Program Coordinator II, at 800-206-7718, or via email at