Our Curriculum

The Penn Highlands Family Residency Program offers a comprehensive, patient-centered curriculum which prepares graduates for a broad scope of practice.

Scholarly Activity

Penn Highlands residents have many opportunities to be involved in hospital-wide Quality Improvement Projects. Each resident is assigned to an already established project or has the opportunity to create their own. 

Didactics

Resident Didactics are held every Friday afternoon from 12:30 PM - 5:30 PM. Didactic lectures topics include, but are not limited to; Practice Management, Wellness, Specialty and Family Medicine. Resident Cases are presented on a weekly to bi-weekly basis. 

Block Schedule

Family Medicine Residents at Penn Highlands Healthcare will follow a thirteen-block schedule. This schedule is set up as such that a resident, after successfully completing his/her PGY1 year, can apply for an unrestricted osteopathic medical license in the state of Pennsylvania. 

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Selective & Electives Available

  • Addiction Medicine
  • Anesthesia
  • Cardiology
  • Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Endocrinology
  • Family Medicine
  • Gastroenterology
  • Hematology/Oncology
  • Infectious Disease
  • Interventional Radiology/Radiology
  • Medical Informatics/Administration
  • Nephrology
  • Neurology
  • Neurosurgery
  • Pain Management 
  • Palliative Care (by special arrangement with PH Huntingdon)
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Pulmonology
  • Rheumatology
  • Wound Care