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. 


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