Residency Programs - Combined Internal Medicine and Pediatrics - Apply

Residency Programs - Combined Internal Medicine and Pediatrics - Apply

We accept applications for the Med-Peds Residency Program at Penn State Children’s Hospital through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).

All applicants must apply through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) by December 1 and must register for a PL-1 position through the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). Applications are considered without regard to race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or national origin.  We sponsor J-1 visas only. 

We require

  • Personal statement
  • MSPE (Dean's letter)
  • Medical school transcript
  • USMLE or COMLEX scores
  • Three to four letters of recommendation from faculty members with whom you have worked

We do not require a letter from your department chairman.


Interviews are by invitation only, and will be conducted on Tuesdays from mid-October through mid-January. If you are invited for an interview, you will be notified by email, and we will ask that you respond promptly so that we can do our best to accommodate your scheduling needs. We prefer to interview smaller groups each day in order to create a more personalized day. 

Interview days will begin at 7:45 a.m. and will conclude by 2 p.m.  The day will include interviews, attending the Med/Peds Noon conference, a tour of the Children's Hospital and Main Hospital, and lunch. There will also be an optional dinner the night before your interview at a local restaurant with some of our residents.

The night before interview day includes dinner with residents at a local restaurant (significant others and families are invited, but please RSVP to Applicants meet residents at the Comfort Inn at the Park lobby at 6:15 p.m. 

Hotel Information

Comfort Inn at the Park
1200 Mae Street
Hummelstown, PA 17036
717 566-2050

Directions from Baltimore/Washington International Airport

Directions from Harrisburg International Airport

Direction from Philadelphia International Airport

Interview Schedule

Time Agenda
8:15 a.m.

Overview of Med/Peds Program - Ronald Willams, Program Director and Natalya Gaffney, Associate Program Director

9:00 a.m. Tour Main Hospital
10:05 - 11:15 a.m. Interviews (including individual meeting with Program Director)
11:20 a.m. Tour of Children’s Hospital
12:00 p.m. Lunch/MedPeds weekly conference and Q&A session
1:30 p.m. Depart on hotel shuttle for return to Comfort Inn at the Park


Contact us

If you have questions, please contact Stephanie McCartney, residency program coordinator, at or 717-531-5685.