Changing the Future of Health
Why Penn State College of Medicine?
Health Systems Science
In 2013, Penn State College of Medicine was one of 11 U.S. medical schools to receive a five-year, $1 million Accelerating Change in Medical Education grant from the American Medical Association to fund a Systems Navigation Curriculum.
In this new program, students learn health systems science while also serving as patient navigators in the health system.
Research is a key part of what students do at Penn State College of Medicine.
Master's and PhD students work on research projects alongside faculty, and MD students complete a research project as part of their curriculum.
Humanities & Ethics
Our College of Medicine produces students who are well-rounded, critical thinkers with a critical understanding of their own capabilities.
Our students learn an appreciation for ethical issues in medicine, as well as empathy for patients and their experiences in a complex health care system.
Medical & Health Professional Education
Medical and health professional education is a key component of the College of Medicine's mission. Penn State College of Medicine opportunities include a medical degree, a physician assistant degree, as well as many combined program opportunities.
Graduate studies at Penn State College of Medicine offer a variety of PhD and master's degree options in diverse areas such as biomedical sciences, anatomy, neuroscience, public health, biostatistics, laboratory animal medicine and more.
In addition to the various degrees offered by Penn State College of Medicine, students and professionals can expand their education in a variety of other ways, including graduate certificates, undergraduate programs, residencies and fellowships, and continuing education.
The Clinical Simulation Center at Penn State College of Medicine is designed to improve patient outcomes through simulation programs that enhance practitioner skills, clinical competence, teamwork, and interdisciplinary collaboration.
University Park Regional Campus
At the University Park Regional Campus of Penn State College of Medicine, Student Design Partners are working with faculty and staff to create an immersive new model for MD student training.
Global Health Center
The Global Health Center at Penn State College of Medicine provides immersive worldwide educational opportunities for students interested in international health, including challenges that commonly present a greater burden to disadvantaged populations.
Harrell Health Sciences Library
The Harrell Health Sciences Library offers print and electronic materials to meet a variety learning and research needs, as well as clinical information. The library is a 24-hour facility that offers individual and group study spaces for College of Medicine students, professional-level audio and video recording, and a sandbox lab for technologies such as virtual reality and 3D printing.
Penn State College of Medicine offers housing in its University Manor East or University Manor West apartments to full-time students, residents, postdocs and visiting scholars.
Life in Hershey, PA
Penn State College of Medicine is in Hershey, PA, a town known as the home of the HersheyPark amusement park and the Hershey Chocolate Factory.