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Education in General Internal Medicine
With internationally recognized medical educators, the Division of General Internal Medicine is deeply committed to the education of students, residents, fellows, faculty and community members. Division faculty have integral leadership and teaching roles in the Penn State Internal Medicine Clerkship, Internal Medicine Residency Program and in the Woodward Center for Excellence in Health Professions Education.
Under the leadership of Dr. Eliana Hempel, the IM-APPS (Internal Medicine Accelerated Program at Penn State) allows medical students committed to primary care to participate in an accelerated medical school training program, thus graduating one year earlier to provide outstanding primary care services to central Pennsylvania.
Division members have been pioneers in the development of what is now recognized as the fourth pillar of medical education: health systems science. Led by Dr. Jed Gonzalo, the Penn State College of Medicine has been funded by prestigious grants from the American Medical Association to deliver innovative curriculum on how health care is delivered and how to improve the quality of health care for patients and populations.
The Division of General Internal Medicine is home to two fellowship programs. Under the direction of Dr. Jennifer McCall-Hosenfeld, the General Internal Medicine Fellowship trains internists seeking careers in academic general internal medicine in research and/or medical education. The ACGME-accredited Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship, led by fellowship director Dr. Susan Glod, trains physicians to provide high-quality care for patients with life-altering illness.