WellSpan Medical Education

WellSpan Medical Education

WellSpan Health is a leading integrated healthcare system in south central Pennsylvania. With two primary teaching hospitals - WellSpan Good Samaritan Hospital and WellSpan York Hospital - and over 19,000 employees, WellSpan provides a robust learning environment for medical and dental students, residents and fellows. WellSpan features over 170 patient care locations, eight respected hospitals, a Level One Regional Resource Trauma Center, a Comprehensive Stroke Center with endovascular neurosurgery capabilities, several Primary Stroke Center hospitals, and regional referral centers for heart and vascular, oncology, orthopedic, neuroscience, women's and children's services and behavioral health.  Learning opportunities abound throughout our teaching facilities and medical practices. 

Well-managed and financially strong, WellSpan sponsors family medicine residency training at WellSpan Good Samaritan Hospita and fourteen residency and fellowship programs based at WellSpan York Hospital.  Medical student rotations are available at both hospital sites, and WellSpan hospitals are affiliated with several local medical schools, including WellSpan York Hospital affiliations with Drexel University College of Medicine (York Regional Medical Campus), Penn State College of Medicine, Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM/WellSpan Good Samaritan Hospital), and Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM/WellSpan York Hospital).  In addition, medical education activities are in place place within the Summit Health system, which is now part of WellSpan Health.  

We encourage you to look over the medical education programs throughout this site.  We focus on providing training programs aligned with our clinical and population health missions.  Our commitment to education is significant, and we look forward to ongoing leadership in medical education at all levels of training. 

Diversity and Inclusion

We are committed to excellence in medical education.  This excellence is achieved via the diversity of our students, residents, fellows, faculty, and staff.  The broad range of experiences of our medical education personnel, and an inclusive learning environment, alows us to provide optimal care for our patients and our community.  We actively promote an equitable, safe, and diverse educational environment, and we look forward to a continuing environment of collaborative work and learning.


WellSpan Good Samaritan Hospital

A 172-bed community-based acute care hospital in Lebanon, Pennsylvania, WellSpan Good Samaritan Hospital supports a family medicine residency program with six residents per year in a PGY-1,2,3 format.  WellSpan Good Samaritan Hospital features an award-winning cardiac and vascular center, a certified Primary Stroke Center, a wound care and hyperbaric medicine center, and the Sechler Family Cancer Center, Lebanon's first and only integrated cancer center.  Medical students and residents experience excellent hands-on patient care and teaching provided in an integrated community-focused system.

WellSpan York Hospital

The region's leader in advanced specialty care, WellSpan York Hospital is a 580-bed community teaching hospital which serves a population of over 520,000 in south-central Pennsylvania.  As a Level One Regional Resource Trauma Center, a certified Comprehensive Stroke Center with endovascular neurosurgery capabilities, a certified Chest Pain Center, a level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), a high-risk pregnancy referral center, and many other advanced clinical specialties, the hospital is an outstanding training site for medical and dental students, residents, and fellows.  The Hospital is a Regional Medical Campus of Drexel University College of Medicine, and is one of only 400 members of the prestigious Council of Teaching Hospitals (COTH), with a long history of excellence in medical education.  Over 150 residents and fellows are based at WellSpan York Hospital for their training, and over 400 medical students complete clinical rotations here yearly.  The fully-staffed, high-tech WellSpan Medical Simulation Center supports our training efforts and has allowed us to beome a leader in real-life medical and surgical simulations, and in interprofessional education (IPE). 

Academic Affairs Activities

With a wide range of teaching activities, programs, and sites, WelSpan Health is well-positioned to meet the current and future needs of our patients and our communities.  WellSpan sponsors a variety of key educational support systems to provide access to medical literature and knowledge, provide real-life training and simulation, and ensure that today's physicians and healthcare providers maintain current clinical and procedural knowledge to provide safe, timely, effective, efficient, and patient-centered care.  Our Medical Library and Learning Center services provide key information support to allow ongoing high-quality care.  Our state-of-the-art Medical Simulation Center boasts use by a large number of physicians, nurses, residents/fellows, students, and other learners.  The WellSpan Emig Research Center supports research and performance improvement projects of all sizes and complexity.  Fully-staffed and ready to guide investigators-in-training, the Emig Research Center staff help train and guide our Resident, Fellow, and Faculty researchers.  In addition, the Emig Research Center hosts the annual WellSpan Discovery Day: Resident and Fellow Research and Scholarly Activity sessions, which highlight the best projects based within our medical educaiton programs.  And, the WellSpan Health Office of Continuing Medical Education (CME) helps all of our physicians and providers keep up to date with the latest science and medical treatments.  

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