Resident Testimonials

" I became interested in Penn State Hershey as I was looking for smaller more resident oriented training programs. I think the program here at Hershey easily fits the bill. I believe the training here is unique in many ways, including the education we get in patient care, and also in the didactic lectures and case conferences. Our didactics are protected so we are not required to be anywhere else during that time in which we are meant to learn about psychopharmacology and psychtherapy and everything in between. The faculty here are world class and provide very uniquely different perspectives allowing you to see many different ways of practicing psychiatry. In this way, you can develop your own personal style of practicing. There are ample opportunities for research if that is your interest and it is encouraged here. The rural setting of the main hospital is nice on those mornings when you know you only have a quick five minute drive to work and don't have to sit in an hour long commute. The cost of living is really great for a resident salary. I am very happy with my decision to come the Penn State Hershey"

- Channing Slate, M.D.  Class of 2013


" The residency program here has trained me very well. I feel confident what I have learned at Penn State will translate in my ability to be an effective attending after I graduate. Aside from the good biological teaching here we have been really blessed to have a wonderful psychotherapy focused program director. When not focusing on work the residents enjoy each others friendships as well as the many opportunities to relax. There is ample opportunity to go camping, hiking, and exploring dutch country Pennsylvania. My wife and I also enjoy the proximity to large cities such as New York, Washington DC, and Philadelphia as well. I am really glad I chose the Penn State Residency Program and with its strong training and reputation I have plenty of choices in academic and community psychiatry from which to chose."

- Binh Dinh, M.D.   Class of 2011