Welcome to Continuing Education
Continuing Education at Penn State College of Medicine provides continuing professional education for physicians, nurses, and allied health personnel. We also offer provide evidence-based education on medical topics to professionals in health-related fields and to the general public.
The College of Medicine is accredited with commendation by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME). This is the highest level of recognition in the accreditation process, and allows a six-year term as a provider of continuing medical education for physicians. Penn State College of Medicine has been continuously accredited since the office was established in 1973, and also received Accreditation with Commendation in 2000 and 2006.
Our mission is to:
- Extend the academic expertise of Penn State Hershey's clinical and basic sciences by disseminating research and knowledge on prevention, treatment, and practice
- Provide accredited continuing medical education for internal and external audiences based on identified needs and practice gaps
- Respond to requests from external health-care professionals, agencies, and organizations
- Collaborate with organizations to deliver educational initiatives for a national audience
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The Medical Minute: Easing back-to-school anxieties in kids
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Hershey graduate students to take oath on Friday
Incoming graduate students pursuing master of public health, master of science or doctoral degrees at Penn State College of Medicine will participate in the Graduate Student Oath Ceremony, at 3:30 p.m. this Friday, Aug. 22, in the University Conference Center at Hershey. During this ceremony, first-year graduate students take an oath to uphold the values of integrity, professionalism and scholarship throughout their academic careers.More...
Women will benefit from the Affordable Care Act's contraceptive coverage
Women could benefit greatly from the Affordable Care Act's mandate for contraceptive coverage, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers.More...