WellSpan Medical Education

Program Director Welcome

Welcome to WellSpan York Hospital's Obstetrics and Gynecology residency.  We are an ACGME fully accredited, university affiliated community program accepting five residents per year.  We are dedicated to providing the best clinical teaching environment for our residents, while also giving them opportunities to learn in simulated sessions, protected didactic time, and faculty mentorship.  Our goal is a residency environment where residents feel respected, and their educational goals and objectives are as important to the faculty as excellent clinical care.  Our busy surgical services and subspecialty faculty are aspects of the program that make us attractive to resident applicants, but the “big hospital” with a “small town feel” contributes to the sense of community that makes our residents feel nurtured and valued as team members.


Paul Burcher MD, PhD
Program Director of Obstetrics and Gynecology
WellSpan York Hospital
Clinical Associate Professor of Bioethics 
Pennsylvania State College of Medicine
Drexel University College of Medicine

"One of the essential qualities of the clinician is interest in humanity, for the secret of the care of the patient is in caring for the patient."
Francis Peabody MD 1927


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