The Penn State College of Medicine Nittany Lion statue is seen surrounded by plants in the central courtyard of the College in June 2016.

Orthopaedics 3+5 Accelerated MD Pathway

Building a Pathway to Orthopaedics

The Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation has implemented a 3+5 accelerated pathway, combining three years of medical school with five years of orthopaedics residency.

Matriculating students who are interested in pursuing a career in orthopaedic surgery will have the opportunity to apply to this pathway on the Penn State College of Medicine secondary application.

After screening and interviewing with members of the department, the accepted student will be placed in an accelerated pathway.

Program Overview

The Orthopaedics Accelerated Pathway at Penn State offers exceptional students many opportunities, including:

  • Reduction of the length of medical school by one year and earlier entry into a career in orthopaedics.
  • A scholarship equivalent to one year of tuition.
  • Focused mentorship in orthopaedics and early clinical exposure.
  • Residency training in the Penn State College of Medicine Orthopaedic Residency.

Students accepted into this pathway are consistently evaluated throughout their medical education, and their acceptance into the residency can be rescinded should they fail to maintain acceptable performance levels.

Contact Us

Additional questions and inquiries can be made to:

Paul Juliano, MD
Robert B. Greer III, MD, Professor of Orthopaedics
Vice Chair and Residency Program Director
Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, EC089
Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
30 Hope Drive, Building A
P.O. Box 859
Hershey, PA 17033

Phone: 717-531-4837