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Medicine at Penn State College of Medicine

The Department of Medicine seeks to revolutionize the future of medicine. The department strives to be an international leader in the delivery of health care by providing leading-edge medical therapies focused on exceptional patient experiences and outcomes, pioneering innovations in novel therapeutic agents and approaches, uncovering paradigm-shifting scientific discoveries and empowering medical students and residents to change the world.

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At all times, the Department of Medicine aims to excel in patient care, research, education and community outreach. These missions are supported by our 12 divisions, 300 faculty, 55 advanced practice providers, 65 fellows, 80 residents and 100 staff.

Our department consists of international leaders in medical school and resident education, laboratory and clinical research and cutting-edge clinical care. Our faculty led the transformation in medical student education by introducing the innovative health systems science education and team-based learning curriculum, and our researchers paved the way for the introduction of groundbreaking procedures and state-of-the-art therapies that revolutionize patient care.

Nasrollah Ghahramani, MD, MS, is Interim Chair of the Department of Medicine at Penn State College of Medicine. He is pictured in a medical coat, dress shirt and tie against a professional photo background.
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We are devoted to enhancing the health of our communities, transforming care for the underserved and eliminating health disparities in central Pennsylvania and beyond. In part, we sustain this goal by leveraging Penn State Project ECHO, a knowledge-sharing and mentoring network that gives providers in rural regions access to advanced subspecialty knowledge through virtual learning opportunities.

Our dedication to a dynamic workplace, physician wellness and work satisfaction is as unparalleled as our commitment to the core values and missions that drive us. We champion diversity, equity and belonging, and we celebrate individuality and differences.

I invite you to explore this website and discover all the things that make our department such an incredible place to be.

With warm regards,

Nasrollah Ghahramani, MD, MS, FACP
Professor and Interim Chair, Department of Medicine
J. Lloyd Huck Chair in Medicine
Professor of Public Health Sciences
Distinguished Educator
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Education in the Department of Medicine

The Department of Medicine's objective is to train the best clinical and academic providers possible.

The department's many residency and fellowship programs provide the opportunity for trainees to learn in-depth the fundamentals of basic science as applied to clinical practice in both general internal medicine and a number of subspecialty disciplines, all while providing an outstanding patient-care experience.

A number of opportunities are available for medical students as well, including clerkships, acting internships and electives. Meanwhile, continuing education programs provide opportunities for providers in general internal medicine and many specialties to refine their skills.

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Information on jobs that may be available in the Department of Medicine can be found at (for non-clinical positions) or (for clinical positions). All applications must be made through those sites.