What We Offer

Why Choose Hershey, PA?

Life in Hershey, PA

The town of Hershey, PA, is in Dauphin County and is dubbed “The Sweetest Place on Earth.” Hershey is within 100 miles of Baltimore, MD; Philadelphia, PA; and Washington, DC.

Within and surrounding the town of Hershey are many housing options. These include apartment complexes, townhouses, condos and single-family dwellings.

Hershey is a thriving resort town of approximately 20,000.

Explore more about Hershey, PA.

2017/2018 Stipends

The following stipends are provided by our ACGME-accredited physician residency and fellowship programs as well as certain other programs. Non-ACGME and non-physician programs may follow other compensation schedules.

  • R1: $57,000
  • R2: $59,000
  • R3: $60,500
  • R4: $63,000
  • R5: $65,000
  • R6: $67,000
  • R7: $68,000

Paychecks are issued on a biweekly basis. Direct deposit is required.

Current residents and fellows can find information about viewing direct-deposit paystubs on the Payroll website (internal users only; login required).


Our health insurance plan emphasizes prevention, wellness, and health choices. We continue to encourage our employees to make informed decisions as engaged healthcare consumers.

We offer an expansive preventive schedule and lifestyle health management program with incentives. We have maintained the Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA) and included opportunities for you and your spouse/domestic partner to earn additional financial contributions toward your HRA. You choose when to use your HRA to pay for medical deductible and coinsurance, further enabling you to plan and save for tomorrow’s healthcare expenses today.

Other Benefits

  • Competitive salary
  • Dental Plan
  • Vision Plan
  • 20 Annual Vacation/CME Days
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Group Term Life Insurance
  • Accidental Death & Dismemberment
  • Travel Assistance & Business Travel Accident Insurance
  • Short-Term Disability
  • Long-Term Disability
  • Malpractice Insurance
  • 75% Tuition Reduction for Resident/Fellow and Dependents at Penn State campuses
  • Employee Assistance Program

Current residents and fellows can view the full Benefits Guide on the Infonet, accessible on the Hershey campus with a valid login.

Employee Discounts

Penn State Health has partnered with Abenity to offer not only local discounts but also national offers and discounts as well. Through the Abenity discount portal, Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center employees can access a comprehensive group of local and national discounts and offers for hotels, restaurants, movie theaters, spas, theme parks and more as well as concierge services.

Current residents and fellows can register or login here.

Sample Resident Agreement

The Office of Graduate Medical Education provides a sample resident agreement for participants in ACGME-accredited physician residencies. Other programs may use alternate agreements.

See a sample resident agreement here. (PDF)

If you need assistance or need this document in another format, please contact us.


Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center is located in Derry Township, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania.

Within and surrounding the town of Hershey are many housing options. These include apartment complexes, townhouses, condos and single family dwellings. Searching for “Hershey, PA” “Hummelstown, PA” and “Palmyra, PA” in any real-estate listing will show many options.

You can also explore on-campus housing options.


A variety of resources are available to residents and fellows at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and Penn State College of Medicine.

ComPsych Guidance Resources

ComPsych provides 24/7 confidential support, information and resources for all life’s challenges.

Phone: 866-465-8935
TDD: 800-697-0353
Online: www.guideanceresources.com – use Company ID PSHMC

Culture of Respect in Education

Maintaining a culture of respect in our clinical learning environment is a core value of our institution with input from our trainees, as well as faculty, nursing staff, medical students and others, we have developed a set of expected behaviors in our professional interactions.


FMLASource is a ComPsych Corporation company that specializes in reviewing, approving, processing and tracking FMLA leave requests.

Phone: 877-462-3652
Online: www.fmlasource.com

Office for Support in Learning and Teaching Excellence (SLATE)

The Office for Support in Learning and Teaching Excellence (SLATE) is designed to assist learners and educators in the development and use of effective learning and teaching methods.

Learn more about SLATE’s programs.