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Visiting Residents

Thank you for your interest in a visiting resident or fellow rotation in one of Penn State Heath Milton S. Hershey Medical Center’s ACGME-accredited programs.

Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center is again accepting outside rotating elective requests, with availability subject to change due to COVID-19.

To apply for a visiting resident, please complete the form below:

Visiting Resident Application

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Visiting Resident Details

Eligibility Expand answer
  • Must be enrolled in an ACGME-accredited residency or fellowship program in the United States.
  • Must have (or must be able to obtain) a Pennsylvania Training License.
  • Must be in good standing in current program.

Applications for a rotation must be received at least 60 days before the start of the requested rotation. It could take up to two (2) weeks for your application to be reviewed and approved. Rotation availability is at the discretion of the program.

After review of the rotation and based on availability within the learning environment, you will receive a decision email. If approved, all required paperwork will need to be completed electronically through New Innovations at least 14 days before the start of the rotation. Failure to do so will result in cancellation of the rotation.

Graduate Medical Education does not administer or manage:

  • Observerships
  • Visiting clerkships
  • Visiting scholars
  • Visiting student researchers

With questions, contact Mary Forshey at 717-531-5768 or mforshey@pennstatehealth.psu.edu.

Requirements Expand answer

Rotation Fee: A one-time $500 processing fee will be charged for all approved rotations. Upon approval of the rotation by the host program, an invoice will be sent directly to the resident.

Space Availability: Participation in any elective rotation will be allowed on a space-available basis. Selection dates must have final approval from host department program director.

Status/Eligibility: Visiting residents must be currently enrolled in an ACGME- or AOA-accredited training program and have completed the necessary training and didactic work for the training program.

ACLS, ATLS, and/or PALS Provider Certification: Visiting residents and fellows must submit proof of current certification in ACLS, ATLS and/or PALS Provider as required by the ACGME.

Immunizations: Visiting residents and fellows must submit documentation of immunization for or lab reports showing results of antibody titers for immunity to tetanus-diphtheria, hepatitis B, measles and rubella, mumps, chicken pox (Varicella), and an annual tuberculin skin test.

Training License: Visiting residents must hold a current Pennsylvania State Training License. A copy of the training license is required.

Malpractice Insurance: Proof of professional medical liability with coverage amounts no less than $500,000/claim and $1,500,000/aggregate must be submitted with the application. No medical malpractice insurance will be provided by Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.

Letter from Program Director: Penn State Heath Milton S. Hershey Medical Center requires a letter granting permission and approval for the rotation from the program director of the resident’s home program.

Housing: Housing, travel and meals are not provided.

All of the above requirements must be met in order for an application to be considered complete. Applicants will be notified by the Office of Graduate Medical Education regarding acceptance status. Completed applications must be received by the GME office no less than four weeks before the start of the rotation.

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