The Emergency Medicine Residency at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center is a three-year, ACGME-accredited program that accepts nine residents per year.
Hershey Medical Center is a large academic teaching hospital — the only combined Level 1 adult and pediatric trauma center in the state.
We see more than 75,000 visits per year; 19,000 are pediatric patients. With high patient acuity and a wide variety of complaints, our residents are provided with an exceptional and well-rounded exposure to both common and rare pathologies.
The emergency department includes more than 60 patient treatment areas. There are resuscitation bays, an ED observation unit, an area of patients with less severe illness or injuries, as well as a recently expanded Pediatric Emergency Department.
Through Life Lion air and ground EMS services, we provide both 911 and critical-care transport for the local community and greater central Pennsylvania region. All residents are trained in providing medical command, and senior residents take medical command calls in the department under faculty supervision. Residents and faculty also provide event coverage at Beaver Stadium in State College, PA, for home Penn State football games.
We use the latest technology including a completely electronic medical record, electronic patient tracking system, computerized order entry, a digital radiology system, select point-of-care laboratory testing and point-of-care ultrasound. Residents and staff use a wireless telephone system so they are never tied to a phone.