Medical Education and Allied Health Programs
Stephen Higgins, M.D., FAAP
Director of Undergraduate Medical Education
At Crozer-Chester Medical Center we strive to provide a warm and engaging educational atmosphere for medical students. We believe that each student brings unique gifts, which with the right encouragement and coaching in a nurturing, academically rigorous environment, can become the foundation for a lifetime of doctoring.
Crozer-Chester provides a full spectrum of wellness, prevention, acute care and restorative care to the community. Located in Upland, Pa., the Medical Center offers medical students a distinctive academic experience in a combination of suburban and urban settings with a deep commitment to our local community.
Students receive a clinical education built around primary care, a Level II trauma center and integrated community programs throughout Delaware County. Crozer-Chester provides a vibrant medical training atmosphere with six distinguished Crozer residency programs specializing in Pediatrics, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, OB/GYN, Family Medicine and a Transitional Year program; as well as fellowships in Geriatrics and Sports Medicine and a Surgical residency affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM).
Medical students must be enrolled in an LCME or COCA accredited medical school within the United States. Medical student rotations are offered in the following departments - Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, OB/GYN, Emergency Medicine, Neurology, Psychiatry, Surgery, Sports Medicine and Family Medicine. Rotations in subspecialties can be arranged on a case by case basis.
Crozer-Chester Medical Center, part of Crozer-Keystone Health System, is a 300-bed tertiary-care teaching hospital located on a 68-acre campus. Crozer was established in 1963 through the merger of Chester Hospital (c. 1893) and Crozer Hospital (c. 1902), and became one of the founding hospitals of CKHS in 1990. Today, the medical center admits more than 19,000 patients, treats approximately 53,000 Emergency Department patients and delivers about 1,700 babies a year.
Crozer-Chester is a major affiliate of the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University. The Medical Center offers medical students, residents and fellows an academically rigorous education in a supportive setting.
The Surgery Clerkship teaches students basic concepts about surgery and offers participants the opportunity to explore many different aspects of surgery. The clerkship covers general surgery, vascular surgery, trauma, surgical critical care, acute care surgery, bariatric surgery, minimally invasive surgery, colorectal surgery, hepatobiliary surgery, and transplant surgery.
Crozer-Chester Medical Center can open the door to your future, and it’s closer than you think. When you enroll in one of Crozer’s seven Allied Health Education programs, you’ll be on your way to starting an exciting career in medicine – within just a year or two.