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Penn St U/Milton S Hershey Med Ctr
State: Pennsylvania
Freida: 040-41-11-130
Positions: 14
Years: 4
Average USMLE Step 1 Score of interviewed applicants: 220
Average USMLE Step 2 Score of interviewed applicants: 237
Percentage of applicants offered interviews who were AOA: 21%

Applied, Received Interview:
00020, Temple University, Step 1: 235, Step 2: 254, AOA
00046, , Step 1: 255, Step 2: 252
00064, Virginia Commonwealth University, Step 1: 197, Step 2: 192
00139, University of Illinois, Step 1: 210, Step 2: 232
00150, University of Texas, Southwestern, Step 1: 229, Step 2: 235
00151, Anonymous, Step 1: 220, Step 2: 235
00160, Anonymous, Step 1: 214, Step 2: 236
00202, Anonymous, Step 1: 199, Step 2: 195
00203, Marshall University, Step 1: 234, Step 2: 232
00221, Kansas City University, , Step 2: 221, AOA
00300, Saint Louis University, Step 1: 229, Step 2: 243
00301, University of Maryland, Step 1: 230, Step 2: 245
00304, Anonymous, Step 1: 221, Step 2: 230
00417, Anonymous, Step 1: 247, Step 2: 262
00419, University of Texas, Galveston, Step 1: 228, Step 2: 237
00438, Pennsylvania State University, Step 1: 223, Step 2: 230
00444, Kansas City University, Step 1: 246, Step 2: 240
02345, , Step 1: 250, Step 2: 249
02613, Touro University - Henderson, Step 1: 242
02619, Anonymous, Step 1: 223, Step 2: 253
02714, , Step 1: 248, Step 2: 247
03065, Lake Erie College - Erie, Step 1: 233, Step 2: 229
03331, Anonymous, Step 1: 215, Step 2: 245
03953, Temple University, Step 1: 248, Step 2: 245, AOA
14023, Pennsylvania State University, Step 1: 224, Step 2: 244
14235, University of Cincinnati, Step 1: 232, Step 2: 262
16942, Anonymous, Step 1: 219, Step 2: 243

Applied, No Interview:
00131, University of Kentucky, Step 1: 191, Step 2: 226
00145, Anonymous, Step 1: 222, Step 2: 224
00147, , Step 1: 245, Step 2: 247
00217, Anonymous, Step 1: 222, Step 2: 224
00218, University of Kentucky, Step 1: 228, Step 2: 258
00307, Anonymous,
00409, University of Nebraska, Step 1: 228, Step 2: 245
00674, Anonymous, Step 1: 224, Step 2: 216
00688, University of Nevada, Step 1: 227, Step 2: 257
02601, Anonymous, Step 1: 218, Step 2: 223
02617, Anonymous, Step 1: 222
02688, Michigan State University (DO), Step 1: 244
03010, Anonymous, Step 1: 211
03273, Chicago College of Mid. University, Step 1: 198
03684, Anonymous, Step 1: 242, Step 2: 253
13895, Drexel University, Step 1: 250, Step 2: 233
13897, University of Mississippi, Step 1: 213, Step 2: 209
13952, Anonymous, Step 1: 217, Step 2: 228
14153, Anonymous, Step 1: 210, Step 2: 253
14252, Rosalind Franklin University, Step 1: 226
16945, Western University of Health Sciences, Step 1: 214, Step 2: 244, AOA

Interview Experiences
Excellent. 2 day experience. You do not come out of this experience thinking that you were not given the time or opportunity to ask or clarify anything.
2-day interview gave you plenty of time to take in what you were seeing (and think of questions).
Did not meet the PD, away on medical mission with chiefs. Residents seemed to love him, but know two other people who interviewed there and didn't rank it as highly because of the PD.
cold and rainy, long 2 days
2 day experience. Very thorough view of the program.
Was really impressed by both the program and the residents. Everyone seemed down to earth and they appeared to be interested in finding hard working residents who fit into the program. It was a two day interview so I got plenty of exposure to the reside
A two half-day affair (arrive ~noon on the first day, leave ~1 PM the next day). During the first day you meet (as a group) with the chair and PD for introductory/information sessions. Then off to the hotel (provided by program) and restaurant for dinner.
Great program!
2 day interview. Very organized. first day is just intro...casual clothes. Some people wore jeans even. Second day is interview day. Suits all around.
Program Advantages
Excellent overall program..in all aspects of the term..clinical training, research, simulation lab, didactics..etc
wide variety of cases, very involved & motivated PD, flexibility in curriculum, great cost of living
Happy residents. Nice place to live with a family. 4 year curriculum is very nice- personally I think more programs should go this route. Residents seemed to be respected throughout the hospital, more so than a lot of other programs.
solid program
All procedures and fellowships. Dedicated Chair and PD to education- can list all graduates and are in contact with many of them. Program offers different tracks after residency.
They have a four year integrated program allowing the residents to get anesthesia experience in the first year which I think has already allowed me to learn at a higher level. The residents really pitch in for the greater good. All the attendings I've w
High case volume, regional, interesting categorical track that is pretty innovative with regards to how traditional intern year rotations are spread throughout the 4 yrs of residency.
Great PD. Happy residents.
Very family friendly program, strong regional experience. Excellent truly integrated program (6 months of ANES in intern year). Everyone very nice. Would recommend this program
Very family friendly program, strong regional experience. Excellent truly integrated program (6 months of ANES in intern year). Everyone very nice. Would recommend this program
Program Disadvantages
Geographic location
When asking one of the faculty what the weaknesses of the program are, he said that they work their residents too hard. Seems to have been a recent surge in volume without the personnel to handle it.
residents seemed overworked
Hershey.
Hershey isn't a town for night life.
Critical care. No moonlighting. Rural location.
Amish country for all the eye can see. Hershey leaves alot to be desired.
Hershey is rather isolated, though easily can get to bigger surrounding cities
Hershey is rather isolated, though easily can get to bigger surrounding cities