Welcome to Penn State Hershey Continuing Education
The Department of Continuing Education provides a variety of programs for physicians, nurses, and allied health personnel within the central Pennsylvania region, nationally and, at times, internationally.
The Department of Continuing Education is committed to a broad view of education that begins with the self-directed learner on a continuum of learning throughout his or her career. Learning can occur in a number of settings, from independent study, interactive discussion, and conferences, through a number of modalities including written text, audio, video, computer, and distance technologies. We offer a variety of education opportunities targeted to meet the needs of the learner in a continuously changing environment.
As medicine is facing major changes, so too is education. The future direction of our Department will involve increasing collaborative efforts with other academic institutions, hospitals, and organizations; pioneering innovative educational techniques to impact health outcomes; harnessing opportunities presented by technological innovations such as telemedicine and distance education to expand the scope and impact of education programs, and partnering with the community to improve the health education and thus the health and well-being of our patients.
Immune cell role in intestinal movement may lead to better understanding of IBS
Learning the role of immune-system cells in healthy digestive tracts and how they interact with neighboring nerve cells may lead to new treatments for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Researchers from Penn State College of Medicine, in collaboration with other scientists, have reported the role of macrophages in regulating the contractions of the colon to push digested material through the digestive tract.More...
The Medical Minute: Don’t skimp on shades this summer
Sunscreen and sunglasses top the list of summertime must-haves for most people. But just as skin can burn on an overcast or chilly day, eyes can sustain damage anytime you’re outdoors without sunglasses.More...
Penn State Hershey to offer next Fit, Trim, and Slim session in August
People looking for a safe and effective way to lose weight are encouraged to try Fit, Trim, and Slim, a 12-week weight management program offered by Penn State Hershey Heart and Vascular Institute.More...
Grand opening held for medical/dental clinic at Bethesda Mission for LionCare
Penn State College of Medicine medical students were on-hand when Harrisburg’s Bethesda Mission introduced its new medical and dental clinics to the community with a grand opening on Monday, June 30. Bethesda Mission is a homeless shelter in Harrisburg that serves the greater Harrisburg area and is also home to LionCare, Penn State Hershey’s student-run clinic.More...