Adult Residency

Message from the Training Director

Welcome to the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center Adult Psychiatry Residency Program

Thank you for your interest in the Penn State Psychiatry Adult Residency Program. We offer a four year accredited residency training program for up to 20 residents, accepting approximately four to five residents each year. An exciting and rewarding experience awaits you at Penn State College of Medicine in a friendly professional work environment that facilitates the attainment of a greater understanding of both the mind and the body, while supporting the balance between work and family.

Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center is recognized as one of the nation's premier academic health centers, recruiting faculty members who are internationally known for their accomplishments in research, education, and patient care.  The current psychiatry faculty numbers 45 with planned increases.  The department has a growing research portfolio, including sleep, autism, mood disorders, ADHD, and addiction, suicide and schizophrenia.

Our current roster of psychiatry training program residents and fellows totals 24. In addition, approximately 160 Penn State College of Medicine students rotate through our psychiatric service every year.  Mentorship, research opportunities and a wide range of elective experiences are available to the residents through our well-balanced clinical exposure and weekly didactics, where equal emphasis is placed on Psychopharmacology and Psychodynamic Therapy.  All of our residents are involved in research during the course of their training, and many have publications by the time of graduation. 

Located in Central Pennsylvania, the greater Hershey Harrisburg area offers the best of both worlds.  The family friendly environment fosters a delightful quality of life in a picturesque and historic area, with superb public and private schools and varied recreation, while our close proximity to regional and international airports, train stations and three major interstate highways offers easy access to Philadelphia, New York City, Baltimore and Washington D.C.  Popular local attractions include the Gettysburg National Historic Battlefields, scenic Lancaster County, three minor league baseball teams and the museums and active social night life of Harrisburg.

We are very proud of our program and surrounding area, and hope you will find them inviting.  We wish you all the best in your training.


Ahmad Hameed M.D., DFAPA
Vice Chair, Education and Training
Director, Adult Residency Program
Associate Professor


Ahmad Hameed M.D, DFAPA

Ahmad Hameed M.D, DFAPA
Vice Chair, Education and Training
Director, Adult Residency Program Associate Professor