WellSpan Medical Education


IM-Robert-PagamentOn behalf of the faculty, staff and residents, greetings and welcome to the WellSpan York Hospital Internal Medicine Residency Program website!  We are excited that you are interested in learning more about our program.

The Internal Medicine Residency Program has a long tradition of excellence in education and patient care. Our program has a total of 36 categorical resident positions--we match 12 interns each year. We seek well-accomplished, well-rounded applicants from a diversity of backgrounds who are willing to work hard, expect and appreciate graduated patient care autonomy, and take an active role in their (and their colleagues’) internal medicine training. Our ideal candidates are self-motivated with outstanding work ethics, work well as part of an integrated team and have fun while doing so!

When you train at WellSpan York Hospital, you will learn at a large (nearly 600 beds and growing) community hospital that has a strong tradition in both graduate and undergraduate medical education.  In addition to several other residency training programs based here, we are a regional medical campus of the Drexel University College of Medicine and have teaching affiliations with the Penn State Hershey College of Medicine and the Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University.

During your time here, you will hone your diagnostic and therapeutic skills by caring for a large and diverse patient population. As a community hospital that also serves as a regional referral center, we care for both bread-and-butter internal medicine diagnoses from the community as well as more rare and complex conditions that are transferred here. Our residents get the best of both worlds while training here!

Residents in our program learn from a talented and diverse, award-winning core faculty who have dedicated themselves to being exceptional clinician-educators. The ‘right-sizing’ of the program allows the residents to form close mentoring relationships with the faculty. As a result, educational feedback and career guidance is always entirely personalized and customized and never generic.

We think of residents training in our program akin to pluripotent stem cells, to steal a phrase from one of my predecessors. Upon successful completion of internal medicine residency at WellSpan York Hospital, residents are well-prepared for any number of career options, including outpatient/primary care medicine, hospitalist medicine and subspecialty training in fellowships.

As for the York, Pennsylvania area--a beautiful region in the heart of south central Pennsylvania, where the scenery is beautiful, the cost of living is low, the quality of the schools is high and the hassle and congestion associated with larger cities is non-existent! It speaks volumes that many of our graduates stay in the area following completion of their training, and that for many of our faculty (including me!), this is the only place that we have ever worked!

Thanks again for visiting our website; while a website cannot replace an actual visit, we hope that as you look through the site, it gives you a sense of who we are, what we do and what we value.

If you’re interested in a residency program where you will work hard, receive a lot of autonomy, and have close, congenial relationships with your colleagues and faculty, we welcome your ERAS application!

Looking forward to reading your application and meeting you virtually,


Robert Pargament, M.D., FACP
Program Director
Internal Medicine Residency Program

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