Outpatient medicine is an essential aspect of Family Medicine. As a resident, you will be the personal physician for your own panel of patients at one of our two outpatient practice sites: Fishburn Road Medical Group or Nyes Road Medical Group. Both of these sites offer a premier educational setting unlike most other family medicine residency practice sites. Residents at both practice sites benefit through immersion in full-spectrum family medicine, and upon graduation are well prepared for the rigors of family practice. Both sites are proudly NCQA certified Patient-Centered Medical Homes.
Inpatient medicine rotations complement our residents' patient care education. Residents care for patients on our Family Medicine Inpatient Service, located within the Penn State Hershey Medical Center. This unique educational setting provides for intense, direct patient care under the direction and guidance of attending physicians.
Experienced preceptors provide on-the-spot education for resident clinical encounters and also work alongside residents in both our outpatient and inpatient settings. To learn more about the opportunities at Fishburn Road and Nyes Road, please click on the following tabs.
Distinguished by its close proximity to Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, this site's fourteen attending physicians have diverse interests including sports medicine, acupuncture, and geriatrics in addition to working with residents. The practice site's population is primarily suburban and middle-income, with a notable population of patients receiving government assistance for insurance. Resident exposure to a diverse group of patients of various ages is rounded out by maternity care and patients from a nearby assisted living facility. Resident teaching and learning opportunities are facilitated by the presence of first, second, third, and fourth year College of Medicine students on clerkship rotations. The practice site also boasts on-site lab phlebotomy and X-ray capabilities. A coffee shop, a restaurant, and a pizzeria are nearby. Additionally, Fishburn Road Medical Group is just down the street from Hershey Medical Center and Briarcrest Square, which is a popular housing option among residents of the Family Medicine Residency as well as the other Hershey Medical Center residency programs. Fishburn Road is an NCQA designated Patient-Centered Medical Home.
Nyes Road, located close to the state capitol of Harrisburg, is the primary location for fourteen Family Medicine attending physicians with a variety of interests including prenatal care, evidence-based medicine, and health care management. The suburban practice site serves a population consisting of primarily younger, privately insured patients and families. Patients receive care from residents and attending physicians, complemented by on-site specialties including OB/GYN, Dermatology, Nephrology, and Neurology. In addition to resident teaching, Nyes Road serves as a medical student clerkship site and has been named a Penn State Medical Student Clerkship Teaching Site of the Year for the past several years. Nyes Road also features on-site phlebotomy and radiology services. The site offers easy access to numerous nearby restaurants and a short drive to downtown Harrisburg, a popular social destination among residents from all of Penn State Hershey's residency programs. Nyes Road is an NCQA designated Patient-Centered Medical Home.
Founded in 1963 through a gift from the Milton S. Hershey Foundation, Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center is one of the leading teaching hospitals in the country. Its physicians and nurses are known for providing innovative patient care using state-of-the-art technology in a family-focused manner. Residents are assisted in patient care duties by a large, high-caliber nursing staff that is nationally recognized for quality as a Magnet® hospital, a designation given only to 5% of hospitals nationally. Faculty physicians also have a reputation for excellence as recognized in the most recent Best Doctors in America® list. Among the Hershey physicians recognized, twenty-one work in the Department of Family and Community Medicine. Complementing the highly recognized clinical staff is a top-caliber Information Technology system. Health Imaging & IT Magazine has repeatedly named the Medical Center as a "Top Connected Healthcare Facility" based on its use of digital imaging technology and information systems to facilitate better workflow and patient care while reducing overall costs.
Patient care at Penn State Hershey Medical Center is second to none. It is the only medical facility in
Pennsylvania to be accredited as both an adult and pediatric Level 1 trauma center. Our Cancer Institute brings together cancer-related clinical and research operations under one roof, offering both progressive Gamma Knife radiation treatments and a healing garden for patient comfort. Our Children's Hospital, located adjacent to the Medical Center, includes surgical suites, inpatient rooms, and outpatient clinics for children. The Medical Center is also a winner of multiple "Top 100 Hospital" awards and Highmark Blue Shield Distinction Centers in several clinical areas.
Rigorous pursuit of academic knowledge is the hallmark of the Medical Center. Dedicated conference rooms and call rooms facilitate this education, and the George T. Harrell Health Sciences Library provides easy access to any electronic and printed medical reference that a resident needs to enhance his or her education. Residents also learn in the brand new, cutting-edge clinical Simulation Center . Virtual-reality, computer-based, and model driven simulators help residents master skills such as resuscitation and surgical techniques for adult and pediatric patients.
Family Medicine residents can recharge at Au Bon Pain and Starbucks in addition to the newly renovated Rotunda Cafe. All are located within the Medical Center. The Fitness Center, located across the street from the Medical Center offers state-of-the-art equipment, services, and programs to meet every individual's needs.