Aaron R. Shedlock, MD

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Aaron R. Shedlock, MD
General Pediatrics

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Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

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About Me

Aaron Shedlock, MD, is a pediatrician and pediatric residency program director in the Penn State Health Children’s Hospital Department of Pediatrics.

Dr. Shedlock grew up outside Pittsburgh and majored in chemistry and psychology at the University of Virginia. He completed medical school at Penn State College of Medicine and his pediatric residency at Children's National Medical Center, Washington, D.C., before joining the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), faculty. 

During his education, Dr. Shedlock was elected to the Phi Beta Kappa, Gold Humanism and Alpha Omega Alpha honor societies. He was selected by his faculty and peers as most outstanding pediatric resident physician at graduation, as well as residency Educator of the Year at UNLV. 

At Penn State Health, Dr. Shedlock is a member of the Pediatrics' Council for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. As pediatric residency program director, he oversees the recruitment, orientation and training of pediatric resident physicians. 

He was elected co-chair of the Association of Pediatric Program Directors mid-Atlantic region in 2021, where he represents 16 pediatric residency programs across four states and the District of Columbia. He was also named Top Educator in the Department of Pediatrics at Penn State Health Children's Hospital in 2020 and 2021.

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Professional Education

Education

Medical School, Penn State College of Medicine - 2011

Residency

Residency, Pediatrics Children's National Medical Center - Pediatrics - 2014

Research Interests

  • Medical Education
  • Quality Improvement
  • Screening/Prevention of General Pediatric Disorders

Academic Interests

  • Curriculum design
  • Graduate Medical Education

Awards

  • 2010 Richard W. and Marcia D. Geller Excellence Scholarship, Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, awarded for “Manifesting Promise of Outstanding Academic Success in Pediatric or Adolescent Medicine”
  • 2011 Merck Award, Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, awarded for “excellence in academic performance”
  • 2012, 2013, 2014 Resident Teaching Award, Children’s National Medical Center, awarded for “excellence in mentoring and teaching students”
  • 2014 Doctor Maynard I. Cohen Memorial Award, Children’s National Medical Center, awarded to most outstanding graduating pediatric resident
  • 2016 Educator of the Year, University of Nevada School of Medicine
  • 2020 and 2021 "Top Educator in the Department of Pediatrics", Penn State Health Children's Hospital

Honors

  • 2003 Valedictorian, Norwin Senior High School
  • 2004 Echols Scholar Honors Program, University of Virginia, chosen for academic achievement
  • 2007 Phi Beta Kappa (PBK) Honor Society, University of Virginia, inducted on academic achievement
  • 2010 Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Honor Medical Society, inducted on academic achievement
  • 2010 Gold Humanism Honor Society (GHHS), Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, peer selected
  • 2021-2024 Elected as Co-Chairman of the Association of Pediatric Program Directors (APPD) Mid-Atlantic Region