It is the policy of Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and its sponsored residency programs to adhere to the guidelines published by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. Eligible applicants will be selected on the basis of preparedness, ability, aptitude, academic credentials, communication skills, motivation and integrity. Residents will be selected for the various programs based upon their previous records and accomplishments. Applicants are selected for interviews by the program director or department chair based on the eligibility criteria.
Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center is a participating member of the National Resident Matching Program; all applicants for first-year positions must register with NRMP. Most programs require a completed NRMP application form, Medical Student Performance Evaluation (formerly Dean’s letter), transcript and reference letters for application.
Most residency (and some fellowship) programs participate in the Electronic Residency Application System through the AAMC.
Applicants who are not United States citizens are responsible for obtaining a visa that permits direct patient care. Employment is contingent upon evidence of the appropriate visa and permission to work in the United States presented to a medical center official. We accept J-1 training visas for non-U.S. citizens who are entering an ACGME training program.
Foreign Medical Graduates
All graduates of international medical schools must hold a valid certificate issued by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) to be appointed as a resident or fellow. For details, contact ECFMG at firstname.lastname@example.org or write to ECFMG, 3624 Market St., Philadelphia PA 19104-2685, USA.
See specific application guidelines in your program of interest.