FAQ's

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  1. What fellowships do your graduates do and where?
    Our recent graduates have been accepted to fellowships of their choosing, including MSK, body Imaging, CVIR, Neuroradiology, Pediatric Radiology, Breast Imaging, and Nuclear Medicine. 

    Over the last last two years our residents have been accepted for fellowship at:

    Starting 2015-16 - University of Wisconsin – BI, UC-San Francisco – BI, Mayo Clinic – Jacksonville – IR, University of Michigan – MSK, Penn State – MSK, Mammo, Neuro, 
    Starting 2014-15 - Mayo Clinic Arizona – MSK, University of Utah – MSK, Nationwide Columbus Children's Hospital – OSU – Peds, Penn State – Nucs, Neuro, BI, IR

    Additionally our residents have been accepted to fellowships at several institutions including 
    Johns Hopkins University, UCSF, Penn State University, Thomas Jefferson University, University of Wisconsin, Brigham and Women's University, Stanford, University of Virginia, University of Michigan, University of Wisconsin and University of Pittsburgh.

  2. Do residents go to private practice or academics?
    As is true in many residency programs, most of our graduates seek employment in a private practice setting.

  3. What percent of residents go into fellowship?
    Almost all of our graduating residents in recent years have pursued a fellowship.  There have been very few instances when someone has not, usually for financial reasons or military commitments.
     
  4. Any major recent or pending changes in the program?
    The Program Director and the Chairman of the Department of Radiology are new as of July 1, 2014.  These were both planned transitions, and were not made in haste.  Both the new Program Director and the Chairman of the Department of Radiology have been at Penn State Hershey for years.
     
  5. What does the selection committee look for in a resident?
    We look for smart students, but as importantly, students we think would fit in well in the culture our program.  Our program's culture is one of kindness to others, respect of others, and humility.  Self-motivation and perseverance are very attractive attributes as well.  On interview day the great majority of what we are looking for is how the candidate interacts with the residents, staff, and interviewer.  The opinions of the residents of a particular candidate holds immense weight in the ranking process. 
     
  6. How many residents are accepted per year?
    Six
     
  7. How late at night is attending coverage provided at Hershey?
    An attending is in house until 10 pm each night (including weekends). A specialist attending in each area is available on beeper call at all times.
     
  8. What do residents do for fun in Hershey?
    Lots of things! Wing nights, happy hours, Troegs, plenty of great restaurants, Hershey Park, local concerts, golfing, kayaking, hiking and Hershey Bears (minor league hockey team) games to name a few. 
     
  9. Is there good camaraderie among residents?
    Absolutely!  There is a one of a kind atmosphere of mutual respect, admiration, and camaraderie amongst the residents and between the residents and attendings.
     
  10. What housing options are available?
    A variety of options ranging from on-campus apartments, to local rentals, to even the potential to buy a small house or condo.
     
  11. What electronic resources are available?
    Penn State Library with access to Clinical Key.
     
  12. What type of call system is in place? Is there a night float?
    See Program Overview - Click on 'On Call'
     
  13. Does Hershey provide an education allowance?
    See Program Overview - Click on 'Compensation'
     

  14. Does Hershey allow for moonlighting?
    See Program Overview - Click on 'Compensation'
     

  15. How did the residents perform on the core examination?
    During the 1st implementation all residents (100%) passed the examination.
     

  16. Are residents involved in teaching Medical Students?
    Absolutely!  Dr. Janet Neutze and Dr. Pamela Brian have diligently worked to put together a comprehensive and interactive curriculum for medical students rotating through radiology both from the Penn State School of Medicine and from visiting medical schools.  This curriculum consists of independent learning, didactic lectures from faculty, reading room time with the residents, and dedicated case reviews run by the residents themselves.   Any more questions regarding the medical student rotation can be directed to Bev Ressler at bressler@hmc.psu.edu
     

  17. What options are there to eat or drink at the hospital?
    Multiple Cafés as well as Starbucks and Au Bon Pain.

  18. Where do we park?
    Parking at Penn State Hershey Medical Center is Free for everyone.  Parking includes a covered parking garage and multiple additional parking lots.

  19. Are there funds to attend national conferences?
    Every second year attends a national conference. Chief residents attend two national conferences. Additionally, any resident presenting a paper or poster may also be funded.

  20. How many residents are currently in your program?
    As of July 1, 2014 – 29 total residents.