I am pleased to introduce you to the residency program for Obstetrics and Gynecology at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, Pennsylvania. The residency program is a fully accredited, university-based, comprehensive four-year program. Residents are exposed to the full range of obstetric and gynecologic subspecialties under the supervision of 21 full-time faculty and 6 part time faculty members committed to resident education.
The primary hospital for education is the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. Our affiliated site is Pinnacle Hospital, located 12 miles from Hershey in downtown Harrisburg. Residents spend 12 months divided in their first, second, and third years at Pinnacle providing Ob/Gyn care day and night. Our educational program is based on the objectives created by the Council on Resident Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology (CREOG). During the first year, residents are exposed to the basics of our specialty, including active participation in the operating room. Years two and three expand the exposure to our specialties of REI, MIGS, ONC, and MFM. Finally, during the fourth year, residents are managing the ONC, FPMRS, OB, and GYN services. During the entire four years, weekly didactic time is protected and a night float system is in place to both augment and facilitate learning.
Overall, the departmental mission is to become the clinical, educational and research resource of choice for all women of Central Pennsylvania and their health care providers. As a residency program, we strive to teach our resident colleagues the basic and advanced skills necessary to not just practice obstetrics and gynecology, but to become the consultant of choice in their community and to keep the way open for further study in the advancement of women's health care. Doing so in an environment that is busy and demanding, but not exhausting, makes this program unique. Our residents make it exceptional. We are looking for strong candidates and I look forward to meeting with you in the future.
We participate in the Electronic Residency Application System (ERAS). Interviews are granted to exceptional candidates following receipt of a complete ERAS application. Our interview days are Wednesdays in November and December. Interview sessions are typically 1/2 day beginning in the morning. The session will begin with welcome from current residents. Our Chairman, Dr. John Repke provides an introduction to the program. You will then have individual interviews with faculty members, fellows, and residents.
The candidates upon accepting the invitations to interview are sent specific instructions from the Program Coordinator outlining the interview day. They are asked to report to room C3626 to begin the interview day.