Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) continues to provide the safest possible care during the COVID-19 crisis. Our residency and fellowship programs are a crucial piece of our mission to heal, comfort and care for the people of our community, and we are committed to recruiting the best candidates for each of our programs during this time. While residency and fellowship recruitment will transition to virtual platforms and interactions, our programs are excited to meet you and show you why LVHN’s training programs are right for you.

For nearly 100 years, Lehigh Valley Health Network has had independent residency programs. We are a regional clinical campus of the University of South Florida's Morsani College of Medicine and an accredited member of the nation’s Council of Teaching Hospitals.

Choose from our list of programs for more information about each residency and fellowship, or click below to explore general information about our more than 20 ACGME-accredited residency and fellowship programs, as well as our CODA-accredited dental residency program:

General Information

Salary and Benefits

Travel

Lodging

Frequently Asked Questions

Living in the Lehigh Valley

Contacts

Dr. Whalen Invites Candidates to Explore LVHN Training Programs 

Thomas Whalen, MD, MMM, Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Lehigh Valley Health Network, offers an overview of LVHN training programs for candidates considering a residency or fellowship program.

General Information

Resident Contracts, Policies and Procedures

GME Annual Institutional Board Summary

GME Annual Institutional Review

Note: General information may not apply to LVHN’s Administrative Residency, Administrative Fellowship, Pharmacy Residency, or Nursing Residency programs. Please visit those programs for information specific to those programs.

Salary and Benefits

These salaries and benefits apply to all programs except those noted below. There may be additional benefits for some programs. Visit the program's pages for additional benefit information.

PGY-1: $61,987
PGY-2: $65,139
PGY-3: $68,186
PGY-4: $71,863
PGY-5: $75,330
PGY-6: $78,692

Benefits offered to all LVHN employees

  • Malpractice insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Dental and vision insurance available via payroll deduction
  • Short-term and long-term disability insurance
  • Life insurance equal to twice the annual salary
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • My Total Health wellness program for colleagues
  • Complimentary LVHN Fitness Membership
  • Free parking

Benefits offered to LVHN residents and fellows

  • On-call meal allowance
  • Continuing education funds
  • 12 days of paid sick time each year
  • Pennsylvania medical training license
  • Certifications as required, such as BLS, ACLS

Note: Salary and resident and fellow benefits do not apply to LVHN’s Administrative Residency, Administrative Fellowship, Pharmacy Residency, or Nursing Residency programs. Please visit those programs for information specific to those programs.

Travel and Lodging

Directions

Using online mapping programs (Mapquest, Google Maps) Use this address as your destination:

  • 1200 S Cedar Crest Blvd, Allentown 18103

Using GPS

  • Enter these coordinates in your GPS: 40.566715, -75.523667

From the Northeast Extension of the Pennsylvania Turnpike (I-476)

  • Take the Northeast Extension/I-476 to the Lehigh Valley exit (Exit 56).
  • Take Route 22 East to Route 309 South (merges with I-78 East). 
  • Follow 309 South/I-78 East to the Cedar Crest Boulevard exit (Exit 55). 
  • Turn right at the end of the exit ramp. 
  • Turn right at the traffic light onto the hospital’s main entrance road. 
  • Follow signs to the Main Entrance and Visitor Parking.
  • Enter through the Kasych Family Pavilion Entrance, to the right of the Main Entrance

From Route I-78 East or West (Route 309 South or North)

  • Take the Cedar Crest Boulevard exit (Exit 55). 
  • If you’re traveling I-78 West/Route 309 North, turn left at the end of the exit ramp. 
  • If you’re traveling I-78 East/Route 309 South, turn right at the end of the exit ramp. 
  • Turn right at the traffic light onto the hospital’s main entrance road. 
  • Follow signs to the Main Entrance and Visitor Parking.
  • Enter through the Kasych Family Pavilion Entrance, to the right of the Main Entrance

Flying into the Lehigh Valley

If you are planning to fly to Allentown for your interview, you can fly directly into the Lehigh Valley International Airport (Airport code ABE).  Taxis are easily available to take you to a local hotel.  There are several hotels close to the hospital, some of which offer shuttle service to the hospital and/or airport (see below).

Lodging

Holiday Inn Allentown-Bethlehem
4325 Hamilton Boulevard
Allentown, Pennsylvania 18103
(877) 666-3243
Book through this link for a discounted rate of $99/night + taxes.

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Allentown Cen – Dorneyville
3620 Hamilton Blvd Route 222
Allentown, Pennsylvania 18103
(610) 437-9255
Book through this link for a discounted rate of $99/night + taxes.

Howard Johnson By Wyndham
3220 Hamilton Boulevard
Allentown, Pennsylvania 18103-4535
(484) 268-2124
$69/night + taxes.

Four Points by Sheraton Allentown Lehigh Valley
3712 Hamilton Boulevard
Allentown, Pennsylvania 18103
(610) 437-9100
Shuttles to and from ABE airport and hospital
$111 or 123/night + taxes.

Homewood Suites by Hilton Allentown Bethlehem Center Valley
3350 Center Valley Parkway
Center Valley, PA 18034
(610) 351-6400
Shuttles to and from ABE airport and hospital
10 min from LVHN. Complimentary breakfast.
Ask for LVHN rate. $129/night + taxes.

Renaissance Allentown Hotel
12 North 7th Street
Allentown, Pennsylvania 18101
(484) 273-4000
Located aside of the PPL Arena located in downtown Allentown. Valet parking available
Ask for LVHN rate. $149/night + taxes.Select your date, select Special Rates & Awards, click on Corporate/Promotional Code, enter L7o and search for your guest room you would like to reserve.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Do you sponsor visas for international medical graduates (IMGs)?

A: Certain programs sponsor visas. Please check program-specific information for details.

Q: Is clinical or research experience in the United States required to apply?

A: We do not require clinical or research experience, however this sort of experience will help strengthen an application.

Q: Do you offer clinical shadowing, observerships, externships, etc?

A: We do not offer these sorts of experiences at LVHN.

Contacts

Maggie Hadinger, EdD, MS, ACC
ACGME Designated Institutional Official
Director, Graduate Medical Education & Student Programs
Affiliate Assistant Professor, USF Morsani College of Medicine
Margaret_A.Hadinger@lvhn.org
610-402-2475
Tanya Ensminger
Central Graduate Medical Education Specialist 
Tanya_A.Ensminger@lvhn.org
610-402-2537
Despina Tsarouhis
Graduate Medical Education Specialist 
Despina.Tsarouhis@lvhn.org
610-402-2570

Yasir Abunamous, MD

LVPG physician and former Family Medicine Resident and SELECT medical graduate

"Everything I learned at each stage – as a medical student, then as a resident, and now as an attending – was affirmed and expounded upon at each subsequent stage, creating layer upon layer of reinforcing experiences. My colleagues are a huge source of support. The family medicine department has a unique sense of collegiality."