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The Musculoskeletal Fellowship at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center is a one-year, non-ACGME-accredited program that admits one fellow per year.

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The Musculoskeletal Fellowship allows the fellow to be fully integrated into the musculoskeletal section to work closely with faculty in interpreting radiographs, CT, MR and ultrasound studies of the musculoskeletal system.

The fellow will also perform CT and ultrasound-guided biopsies as well as therapeutic and diagnostic joint injections. Several didactic and interdisciplinary clinical case conferences, as well as a weekly journal club, support the fellowship educational experience.

Fellows are appointed to the faculty as clinical instructors and participate in independent interpretations of general radiology studies on call and in the emergency department in an effort to maintain and develop universal skills.

Elective time in other radiology disciplines is available to augment the musculoskeletal education.

Fellows receive faculty benefits. This includes 20 vacation days as well as a book and travel fund.

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To apply for the Musculoskeletal Fellowship, email the following to the program:

  • SSR Common Application Form
  • Personal statement
  • Three letters of recommendation (including at least one from the residency program director)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • USMLE scores for steps 1, 2 and 3 (a copy is acceptable)
  • Medical school dean’s letter (MSPE)
  • Medical school transcript (a copy is acceptable)

Refer to the dates listed on the SSR website for guidance on important fellowship deadlines and application timeline.

Interested fellows must also apply for the NRMP Match here.

In compliance with Match requirements, completed applications will be considered for interview appointments beginning in October, and all interviews will be completed by mid-March. Only one fellow is accepted per year.

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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

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Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

500 University Dr., Hershey, Pa., 17033 (Derry Township, Dauphin County)

  • The health system’s 548-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 three times

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Penn State Children’s Hospital

600 University Dr., Hershey, Pa. 17033 (Derry Township, Dauphin County)

  • A five-story, 263,000-square-foot-facility built in 2013
  • Three-floor expansion due to open in 2020
  • Level IV (highest-level) neonatal intensive care unit
  • Level I (highest-level) pediatric trauma center designation
  • 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.

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Department of Radiology
Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
500 University Dr.
M.C. H066
Hershey, PA 17033

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