Accelerating the Advancement of Medical Education
Penn State College of Medicine has launched a set of 3+ pathways that allow students to select a concentration of study that will enhance/accelerate their professional development.
Option 1: Three-Year MD Accelerated Pathways
Students will complete the medical degree in three years followed by residency training at Penn State in their chosen specialties, which currently include family medicine, emergency medicine, internal medicine, neurosurgery and orthopaedics. The benefits of the accelerated option include reduction of medical education costs and earlier career entry. The linkage of undergraduate and graduate medical education optimizes opportunities for continuity of patient care, mentoring and advising.
Option 2: Clinician Scientist and Clinician Educator Pathways
These pathways allows students to achieve school-wide competencies and complete the core graduation requirements in three years while devoting the fourth year of medical school to either research (Clinician Scientist Pathway) or a Master of Education degree (Clinician Educator Pathway).