Our Mission and Vision

"We are committed to enhancing the quality of life through improved health, the professional preparation of those who will serve the health needs of others, and the discovery of knowledge that will benefit all."

The faculty of the Penn State College of Medicine is engaged in the education of superior physicians. The college has developed a program that emphasizes the scientific disciplines and humanistic concerns necessary to achieve this goal. The practice of medicine, both in the community and in an academic setting, is an art with a scientific base. Prime consideration is given to development in the student of a sense of responsibility; of an understanding of the patient's need for a compassionate, knowledgeable, and available physician; of a commitment to continuing inquiry and research, self-education, and the improvement of professional skills.