Program Overview

Dear Applicants,

The Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine residency program at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center is structured to prepare physicians for careers as consultants in anesthesiology, in either academic medicine or private practice.  Residents learn far more than safe techniques for anesthetic administration.  They acquire the judgment and skills needed to care for complex patients and interact with physicians and other health care providers to ensure excellent care of patients in and outside the operating room environment.

We are very enthusiastic about our innovative integrated 4-year curriculum.  It is innovative, as it is one of the few four-year programs in the country that integrates the clinical base rotations throughout the first three years of residency training.  This approach is now becoming increasingly popular among other programs. We were one of the first to implement this continuum over 10 years ago. ACGME requirements are all followed for these rotations.  We have selected rotations that will contribute to the experience and body of knowledge necessary to maximize the residents' education in becoming superior consultants of anesthesiology.  Rotations increase in complexity as the resident increases in experience in both the clinical base and the clinical anesthesiology rotations.   This allows the resident both to contribute more to each patient's care and to gain more depth of knowledge from their experience on every rotation.   The yearly curriculum is shown in the chart below.

Thank you for your interest in our unique anesthesia residency program. We look forward to the opportunity to meet you in the upcoming recruitment season.


Jill M. Eckert, D.O.
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
Pain Medicine Division
Vice Chair for Resident Education
Residency Program Director

Carolyn A. Barbieri, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
Associate Residency Program Director

CB/PGY 1 CA1 / PGY2 CAII / PGY3 CAIII / PGY4 CAIII / PGY4 Electives (x7)
CB - Emergency Dept CB - Cardiology   Advanced & Complex (x2)  
CB - Internal Medicine Consults CB - Pulmonary   HOSC  
CB - MICU CB - ENT      
CB - SICU CB - Pediatric Wards      
CB - Trauma Surgery CB - Elective     Advanced & Complex
CB - Pain Medicine   Periop   HOSC
CB - Acute Pain Management Service Peds Anes I Peds Anes II   Peds Anes III
  OB Anes I OB Anes II   OB Anes III
  Neuro Anes I Neuro Anes II   Neuro Anes III
One on One CT Anes I CT Anes II   CT Anes III
Ortho Anes ENT Anes Vasc/Transplant   Vasc/Transplant
Outpatient Anes PACU Pain Medicine II Regional Sr. Pain Medicine III
Gen Anes / Quality Improvement NSICU Preop Clinic   Preop Clinic
General Anes (x2)   Advanced Clinical (x4)   Ultrasound / A&C