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Life Outside of Residency

Most of the medical training experiences related to the Capital Health Transitional Year Residency Program take place at Capital Health Medical Center – Hopewell (HPW), which is located at One Capital Way, Pennington, New Jersey 08534.

Our community is conveniently situated in Mercer County, New Jersey between two of the premier East Coast cities. We are approximately 40 minutes north of Philadelphia and one hour south of New York City (by car). We are also one hour west of popular locations along the world famous Jersey Shore. For those who enjoy activities like skiing and hiking, the Pocono Mountains are approximately two hours away.

In New Jersey, employees come to us from the communities of Lawrence, Hopewell, Ewing, Hamilton or Plainsboro in Mercer or Middlesex counties. Children attend schools in the Lawrence Township, Hopewell Regional or West Windsor-Plainsboro Regional school districts. Shopping, dining, child care, and other services are easily accessible in these areas.

In Pennsylvania, many residents live in the Bucks County, Pennsylvania communities of Fairless Hills, Levittown, Yardley, or Newtown. Children attend schools in Pennsbury, Council Rock, or Neshaminy school districts in these towns. There is a variety of housing, from apartments to townhomes and single-family homes.

On days off or vacations, residents and their families can enjoy Sesame Place, a children’s themed amusement park in Pennsylvania, as well as Six Flags Great Adventure, the biggest and most popular theme park in New Jersey. There are a variety of parks and nature centers, including Tyler State Park in Newtown, Pennsylvania with more than 1,700 acres, and Mercer County Park, which covers areas in West Windsor, Hamilton, and Lawrence townships in New Jersey, featuring 2,500 acres of picnic areas, walking trails, and recreation areas for children. Princeton, New Jersey offers the McCarter Theater and a variety of dining and shopping options.

As you consider where to spend your Transitional Year, remember that our area has a lot to offer. Our convenient location between Philadelphia and New York make this a great place to train before you move on to complete your specialty education.