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Surgery – Professional Education

Surgery – Professional Education

Penn State College of Medicine and Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center are committed to establishing and maintaining high-quality Graduate Medical Education training programs.

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To learn more about educational programs in Surgery, call

717-531-8557

Our institution provides the diverse patient population, dedicated faculty, excellent clinical and basic science departments, and nationally recognized research programs required to create an environment optimal for learning and for the development of future leaders in the art and science of medicine.

We offer a variety of surgery residencies and fellowships, including:

  • Colon and Rectal Surgery Residency
  • General Surgery Residency
  • Otolaryngology Residency
  • Urology Residency
  • Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery Fellowship
  • Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery Fellowship
  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Fellowship (State College, PA)
  • Plastic Surgery Residency
  • Surgical Critical Care Fellowship
  • Thoracic Surgery Fellowship
  • Trauma and Acute Care Surgery Fellowship

See all surgery residency and fellowship opportunities listed below.

Residencies and Fellowships

Find more information about all of our residency and fellowship programs.

Residencies

Colon and Rectal Surgery Residency

The Colon and Rectal Surgery Residency at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center is a one-year, ACGME-accredited program that admits one resident per year.

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General Surgery Residency

The General Surgery Residency at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center is a five-year, ACGME-accredited program that admits five residents per year.

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Plastic Surgery Residency

The Plastic Surgery Residency at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center is an integrated six-year, ACGME-accredited program that admits two residents per year.

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Otolaryngology Residency

Our Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery residency training program is a five-year Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)-approved training program. The residency is approved to maintain ten residency positions, two in each training year.

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Urology Residency

Our urology residency training program is intended to develop a superb urologist who has as his or her primary concern the health and well being of the patient. The program fosters lifelong learning skills, an appreciation for research, and the ability to critically evaluate future medical and surgical therapies to enable the physician to incorporate valuable newly developed treatments into his or her practice.

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Fellowships

Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery Fellowship

The Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery Fellowship at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center is a one-year, fully-funded non-ACGME-accredited program that admits one fellow per year under accreditation by the Fellowship Council.

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Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery Fellowship

The Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery Fellowship at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center is a two-year, non-ACGME-accredited, AAGL-approved program that admits one fellow per year.

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Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Fellowship (State College, PA)

Fellows at Penn State Sports Medicine will have the opportunity to participate directly in the care of all 31 Division 1A Penn State sports teams, men’s and women’s rugby teams, professional athletes, and recreational athletes in the State College community. Fellows play a role in onsite field coverage for athletic teams as scheduling demands, experience and interest dictate.

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Surgical Critical Care Fellowship

The surgical critical care fellowship program is a one year, ACGME approved fellowship designed to train leaders in academic surgical critical care through an intensive clinical and educational experience. Successful completion of this fellowship will satisfy the American Board of Surgery requirements for obtaining certification of Added Qualifications in Surgical Critical Care.

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Thoracic Surgery Fellowship

The Thoracic Surgery Fellowship at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center is a two-year, ACGME-accredited program that admits one fellow per year, with the expectation for certification by the American Board of Thoracic Surgery.

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Trauma and Acute Care Surgery Fellowship

Our Acute Care Surgery fellowship is similar to the AAST recommendation for Acute Care Surgery fellowships. The successful candidate will have already completed the first year in an ACGME approved surgical critical care fellowship. This fellowship is designed to train leaders in academic acute care surgery through an intensive clinical and educational experience.

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Surgery Clerkships

The Department of Surgery offers both third-year clerkships as well as fourth-year electives and acting internships. Elective information can be found at the bottom of this page.

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Surgery Continuing Education

A variety of surgery continuing education programs are held throughout the year. When available, registration links will appear below.

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