Training Tomorrow’s Family Medicine Physicians

Family Medicine Residency Program

On a daily basis, the families living throughout our Central Pennsylvania communities rely on the care of family medicine physicians. At Penn Highlands Healthcare, we are doing our part to make sure families today – and in the future – get the care they need. We are helping to train tomorrow’s family doctors through our Family Medicine Residency Program. This medical residency program offers opportunities for rotations and one-on-one time with attending physicians. It helps family medicine residents get the inpatient and outpatient training they need to prepare to meet the demands of rural health care.

The Family Medicine Residency Program has received Initial Accreditation from The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) as of July 1, 2017.

How does the Residency Program Work?

The Penn Highlands Family Medicine Residency Program is a three-year program. Each year, we accept six new family medicine residents for a total of eighteen residents. Residents work one-on-one with attending physicians to see patients and perform procedures. Penn Highlands offers most specialties in our five hospitals and numerous outpatient facilities, and residents will have the opportunity to complete rotations in internal medicine, orthopedics, urology, sports medicine, and other areas.

A designated inpatient teaching service is established to afford residents an organized and thoughtful approach to clinical education. Half-day didactic lectures and workshops complement your clinical training. Educational support from LECOMT, The Lake Erie Consortium for Osteopathic Medical Training, provides access to educational modules, library resources, and board preparation tools.

Click here for details on salary and benefits for our residents.

Hands-On Experience through Family Medicine Residency Clinics

Penn Highlands residents have the opportunity to train in multiple settings, including serving patients through our Family Medicine Residency Clinics.

The two Penn Highlands Family Medicine Residency Clinics are located at Penn Highlands DuBois, West Campus and in our busy rural health center in Brookville. While there, residents will assume increased patient care responsibilities as their training advances and develop their own patient load. Dedicated teaching faculty with years of practice experience work with residents to advance their diagnostic, procedural, and treatment skills.

Download the Penn Highlands Family Medicine Residency Program brochure for more information, located in the resource sidebar.

Our Residents

Meet our residents in the Penn Highlands Family Residency Program are here to train with the physicians who care for and serve our community in the office and beyond.

Apply for the Family Medicine Residency Program

Candidates can apply through the Electronic Residency Application Service, ERAS. All positions must be filled through the match. Post-match positions (as available) will be filled directly through the office of Graduate Medical Education.

Contact us if you have any questions.

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