Family Medicine Residency Program at Penn Highlands Healthcare

Family Medicine Residency Program

Training Tomorrow’s Family Medicine Physicians

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 continued accreditation (April 2022) and osteopathic recognition (July 2021) from The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

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 eight 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.

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.

Family Medicine Residency Program Brochure

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Join Us For Your Family Medicine Residency

As a family medicine resident in our program at Penn Highlands, you'll be gaining invaluable on-the-job experience, learning from our talented attending physicians, and building your clinical skills.

  • 100% Pass rate on Comlex Level 3/USMLE Level 3 on first attempt
  • 100% Graduate Board Certification on first attempt
  • 100% Post-Graduate Employment Rate
  • Individualized Educational Plans
  • Board Preparation built into didactic programming

Why Choose Central Pennsylvania For Your Family Medicine Residency?

In our area, which is just a little over an hour from Pittsburgh, you can enjoy the beauty and outdoor activities of the four seasons in the Pennsylvania Wilds. We have a low cost of living, low crime rate, and excellent public schools. But we're close enough to the city that you can easily travel to enjoy professional sports, concerts, or the theater.

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