Curriculum

The curriculum is based upon the Residency Review Committee guidelines and the principles of a combined residency as set forth by the American Board of Pediatrics and the American Board of Internal Medicine.

Residents rotate monthly either on Pediatrics or Medicine for four months and then switch.  Residents have intern duties for 16 months because of this schedule (though they are paid as a PGY-2 after 12 months).

Sample Schedule (Starting on Medicine)

 

Penn State Hershey Medical (PSHMC) Gen Med Ward 4 Weeks
Lebanon Valley VA Ward 4 Weeks
PSHMC Cardiology Ward 4 Weeks
Basic Clinical Skills 2 Weeks
Medicine Elective 2 Weeks
PSHMC Pediatric Gen Ward 4 Weeks
Pediatric Elective 2 Weeks
Newborn Nursery 2 Weeks
Development 4 Weeks
Pediatric Nights 2 Weeks
Pediatric Specialty Ward 4 Weeks
Medical ICU 4 Weeks
Emergency Ward 4 Weeks
Medicine Nights 2 Weeks
Heme-Onc. Ward 4 Weeks
Vacation 4 Weeks

 

Sample Schedule

 

Pediatric Elective 4 Weeks
NICU 4 Weeks
Med/Peds Ambulatory 4 Weeks
Pediatric Acute Care 4 weeks
Pediatric Elective 2 weeks
Adolescent 4 Weeks
Neurology 4 Weeks
Medicine Wards 4 Weeks
Ambulatory Medicine Clinic 4 Weeks
Pediatric ICU 4 Weeks
Medicine Elective 2 Weeks
Pediatric ED 4 Weeks
NICU 4 Weeks
Vacation 4 Weeks

 

Sample Schedule

 

Medicine Elective 4 Weeks
VA Lebanon Valley Gen Med 4 Weeks
Medicine Elective 4 Weeks
Geriatrics 4 Weeks
Pediatric Ward 4 Weeks
Pediatric ED 2 weeks
Pediatric Elective 2 Weeks
Pediatric Night Senior 2 Weeks
Pediatric Hematology/Oncology 4 weeks
Pediatric Elective 4 Weeks
Hepatology 2 Weeks
PSHMC Cardiology Wards 4 Weeks
Medical ICU 4 Weeks
Medicine Elective 4 weeks
Vacation 4 Weeks

 

Sample Schedule

 

Pediatric Wards 4 weeks
Pediatric Hem/Onc Ward 4 Weeks
Pediatric Elective 4 Weeks
General Med Consults 2 Weeks
Medicine Elective 4 Weeks
PSHMC Gen Med Wards 4 Weeks
Medicine Elective 4 Weeks
Medicine Elective 2 weeks
Medicine Night Senior 2 Weeks
Pediatric ED/Consults 2 Weeks
Pediatric Acute Care Senior 4 Weeks
Pediatric Elective 4 weeks
Newborn nursery 4 Weeks
Pediatric Elective 4 weeks
Vacation 4 Weeks