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The goal of the General Internal Medicine Fellowship at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center is to recruit and train motivated individuals interested in becoming leaders in medicine to address evolving health care system needs. Fellows trained through the program will receive advanced training in general internal medicine research areas and develop enhanced skill sets and scholarly potential as future academic physicians.
Based upon their preference, fellows will have the opportunity to receive structured training and mentored experiences in a variety of areas, including clinical research, outcomes research, health care quality initiatives and medical education research and curriculum development. The two-year program is tailored to fit the needs of the individual learner.
Fellows are appointed at the level of clinical instructor in the Department of Medicine for two years.
Penn State’s Division of General Internal Medicine is home to more than 60 faculty, advanced practice providers and staff who serve many key functions at Hershey Medical Center, caring for more than 2,300 inpatients and 30,000 outpatients each year. Faculty are actively engaged in quality-improvement initiatives in all settings.
Members of the division are actively engaged in clinical research, including numerous faculty with funding from NIH and PCORI. Their research expertise includes women’s health, obesity, preventive medicine and innovations in medical education. They are key contributors to the teaching of medical students and internal medicine residents. Internal medicine faculty provide approximately one-third of all educational activities in the Department of Medicine.
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Fellows will receive structured training in clinical research, with the option of completing a Master of Science in Clinical Research or a Master of Education in Lifelong Learning and Adult Education.
Fellows will receive structured didactics with a peer group, as well as directly observed feedback on teaching and precepting residents.
Fellows will dedicate 30 percent of their effort to clinical care throughout their training, derived from both inpatient and outpatient clinical experiences.
Fellows will have the opportunity to complete mentored projects in clinical research, quality improvement and medical education research, as well as funding to present at national meetings.
Those who have completed residency training in internal medicine or are currently in their second of third year of an internal medicine residency program are eligible to apply.
Interested applicants should email the following to firstname.lastname@example.org:
- A current curriculum vitae
- Personal statement
- Three letters of recommendation
Penn State Health
Penn State Health is a multi-hospital health system serving patients and communities across 29 counties of Pennsylvania. Its mission is to improve health through patient care, research, education and community outreach.
In December 2017, the system partnered with Highmark Health to facilitate creation of a value-based, community care network in the region. The shared goal of Highmark and Penn State Health is to ensure patients in the community are within:
- 10 minutes of a Penn State Health primary care provider
- 20 minutes of Penn State Health specialty care
- 30 minutes of a Penn State Health acute care facility
Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
500 University Dr., Hershey, Pa., 17033 (Derry Township, Dauphin County)
- The health system’s 628-bed flagship teaching and research hospital
- The only medical facility in Pennsylvania accredited as both an adult and a pediatric Level I (highest-level) trauma center
- Dedicated surgical, neuroscience, cardiovascular, trauma and medical intensive care units
- Accredited Life Lion critical-care transport providing more than 1,100 helicopter and approximately 750 ground ambulance transports per year
- More than 1,300 faculty members and more than 650 residents and fellows
- Approximately 28,500 admissions, 75,000 emergency department visits, 1.1 million outpatient visits and 32,000 surgical procedures annually
- Designated as a Magnet hospital four consecutive times, one of 116 hospitals to do so
Penn State Health Children’s Hospital
600 University Dr., Hershey, Pa. 17033 (Derry Township, Dauphin County)
- An eight-story, 263,000-square-foot-facility built in 2013 and expanded in 2020
- 146 licensed pediatric beds, 18 acute care beds and a 56-bed neonatal intensive care unit
- Level IV (highest-level) neonatal intensive care unit
- Level I quaternary (highest-level) pediatric intensive care unit
- Level I (highest-level) pediatric trauma center designation
- Intermediate care unit
- Dedicated pediatric operating rooms
- More than 150,000 pediatric outpatient visits and approximately 5,000 pediatric patient discharges annually
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Fellow wellness, including emotional, spiritual, social and physical health, is a crucial component to training and to becoming a professional, compassionate and resilient physician. Self-care is a skill which must be continually practiced and reinforced. Penn State College of Medicine and Penn State Health are committed to addressing wellness, with multiple resources readily available.
Penn State Health and Penn State College of Medicine celebrate, embrace and support the diversity of all patients, faculty, staff, students and trainees.
Office for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
In keeping with this, Penn State Health has an active Office for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion with various programs, networks and resource groups, including:
- Talks and lectures on diversity, equity and inclusion through the Inclusion Academy
- Regular events on topics such as eradicating racism and creating a culture of inclusiveness
- Many Business Employee Resource Groups (BERGs), including:
- Disability Business Employee Resource Group
- Interfaith Business Employee Resource Group
- LGBTQ+ Business Employee Resource Group
- Military and Veterans Business Employee Resource Group
- Multicultural Business Employee Resource Group
- NextGen Business Employee Resource Group
Office for Culturally Responsive Health Care Education
The vision at Penn State College of Medicine and Penn State Health is to equip learners with the knowledge, skills and attitudes they will need to provide culturally excellent health care and research for an increasingly diverse U.S. population. The Office for Culturally Responsive Health Care Education was formed to help meet that goal.
Office for a Respectful Learning Environment
In addition, the institution does not tolerate discrimination, biases, microaggression, harassment or learner mistreatment of any kind, and any concerns are immediately addressed by the Office for a Respectful Learning Environment.
Network of Under-represented Residents and Fellows
The Network of Under-represented Residents and Fellows (NURF) is a group of diverse residents and fellows representing all specialties. NURF’s goal is to promote cultural diversity in the residency programs through community involvement, mentorship with diverse faculty, professional networking and support for the recruitment of diverse medical students into the residency programs.
NURF is sponsored by the Penn State College of Medicine Graduate Medical Education Office and the Penn State Health Office for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.
Dr. Jennifer McCall-Hosenfeld, MD, MSc
Professor of Medicine and Public Health Sciences
General Internal Medicine Fellowship Director
Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Penn State College of Medicine
500 University Dr.
P.O. Box 850
Hershey, PA 17033-0850