Combined Internal Medicine/Pediatrics Residency Program

Internal Medicine/Pediatrics Residency Program

Welcome to the web-site of the Med/Peds Residency at Penn State College of Medicine and Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital.  Since its inception in 1988, our program has been devoted to training primary care physicians within a university setting. The residents are trained to the highest standards in pediatrics and internal medicine, so that they will be comfortable in both the office and the hospital setting.

Knowing that some residents will pursue diverse career paths, the goal of the curriculum is to provide one that is rich in opportunity and experience. Our university, community and VA hospital rotations complement our combined Med/Peds continuity clinic in inner city Harrisburg. We have multiple learning opportunities from our pediatric and internal medicine grand rounds, morning reports and noon conferences to our weekly med/peds resident-driven outpatient lectures. Teaching is important and is fostered from senior to junior residents. Our residents become excellent teachers.

We seek candidates with a strong academic record, exceptional interpersonal skills, and a sincere desire to work with and for adults and children.


The Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center is a 551-bed tertiary care facility serving a Central Pennsylvania population of almost 2 million people and includes:

  • 16 MICU
  • 20 Medical Intermediate Care
  • 39 Cancer Center
  • 30 Heart and Vascular
  • 31 Neurosurgical

In addition our brand new Children's Hospital just opened in February of 2013 and contains 42 beds in our level 4 NICU and four 18-bed inpatient units:

  • Pediatric Acute Care
  • Pediatric Hematology/Oncology/Stem Cell
  • Pediatric Intensive Care
  • Pediatric Intermediate Care

The Medical Center boasts a level 1 trauma center complete with aeromedical transportation facilities, a custom-designed pediatric ambulance with specially trained transport teams, a network of community-based clinics, and a $85 million internationally acclaimed research program.

At the same time, the Hershey community is a wonderful and safe place to live, work, and play. It offers residents and their family members a wide range of cultural events, recreational facilities, superior schools and undergraduate institutions, and professional employment opportunities.

We hope this has sparked further interest in our program. We invite you to explore our website and then arrange a visit to come and see for yourself.

For more information, please email us at:  smccartney1@hmc.psu.edu