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General Internal Medicine Fellowship

Program Overview

The General Internal Medicine Fellowship at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center is a two-year, non-ACGME-accredited program that admits one or more fellows per year.

Program Details

Our goal is to recruit and train motivated individuals interested in becoming leaders in medicine to address evolving healthcare system needs. Fellows trained through our 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, healthcare quality initiatives and medical education research and curriculum development. The two-year program will be tailored to fit the needs of the individual learner.

Fellows will be 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, mid-level providers and staff that serve many key functions at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.

We care for more than 2,300 inpatients and 30,000 outpatients each year. Our faculty are actively engaged in quality-improvement initiatives in all settings.

We are actively engaged in clinical research, including numerous faculty with funding from NIH and PCORI. Our research expertise includes women’s health, obesity, preventive medicine and innovations in medical education. Internal medicine faculty are leaders in Penn State PRO Wellness CenterPenn State Center for Women’s Health Research and the Office of Scholarship in Learning and Education Research.

We are a key contributor to the teaching medical students and internal medicine residents. Our faculty provide approximately one-third of all educational activities in the Department of Medicine.

Our Team


Fellows will receive structured training in clinical research, with the option of completing a Master of Science in Public Health Sciences.

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.

To Apply

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.

Please submit the following items to to apply:

  • A current curriculum vitae
  • Personal statement
  • Three letters of recommendation

Past Fellows

Contact Us

Mailing Address

Dr. Jennifer McCall-Hosenfeld, MD, MSc
Associate 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.
PO Box 850
Mailcode HO34
Hershey, PA 17033-0850

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