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 thirteen 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).

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). 

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