Home Page Banner Sep 2023

Home Featured Block Ozempic April 2024 Basic Content

Patricia Grigson and Scott Bunce pose for a portrait in a research lab

Leading-edge research

While drugs such as Ozempic and Wegovy have gained significant popularity for treating diabetes and weight loss, Penn State College of Medicine researchers are studying GLP-1 receptor agonist drugs like these to treat opioid addiction with promising initial results.

Learn about this research at Penn State College of Another Breakthrough Medicine.

Home Featured Block Match March 2024 Basic Content

Two students hug; the one whose face can be seen has a joyful expression and holds an I Matched! card.


Fourth-year medical students recently learned where they are headed for the next step in their career journey! Match Day is a nationwide event, in which medical students find out what residency program they've matched with and where they will be spending their next few years for training. The Penn State College of Medicine class is 100% matched, with 41% of the class staying in Pennsylvania for training, 25% entering primary care training and 32 students training within a Penn State Health facility.

See more from the Match Day celebration and a complete list of where the class of 2024 will be next.

Home Featured Block Lydia Smeltz February 2024 Basic Content

Lydia Smeltz wearing a Penn State College of Medicine shirt and standing in front of the college's crescent building, with a play button overlay.

Training the Next Generation

Third-year medical student Lydia Smeltz was drawn to the opportunity to create a curriculum to prepare her fellow students and others on how to care for individuals with a disability. The new curriculum is now a part of the training for our MD and PA students.

Learn more about what makes us Penn State College of Training Tomorrow’s Leaders Medicine.

Nested Applications

By the Numbers intro

Our Impact

We know the power of teaching, discovering, training and innovating. We are breaking status quo by pushing the boundaries of inquiry and training the next generation in cutting edge delivery of clinical care.

By the Numbers Box MD match no bg basic content


MD students matched to residency programs

By the Numbers Box PA pass rate no bg basic content


first-time board certification pass rate for PA students

By the Numbers Box 2023 research funding no bg basic content


in research funding in fiscal year 2023

Home What's Happening Header Basic Content

What's Happening at Penn State College of Medicine