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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.

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Field-Defining Research

Penn State College of Medicine is home to internationally known physician scientist Giselle Saulnier Sholler, MD, and the Beat Childhood Cancer Research Consortium. Dr. Sholler’s research and clinical trials served as the basis for the FDA’s approval of the first drug to reduce the risk of relapse for pediatric high-risk neuroblastoma patients.

Learn more about what makes us Penn State College of Leading Innovation Medicine.

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Breaking Down Barriers to Care

A Penn State College of Medicine alumna and Cancer Institute member helps Hispanic/Latino communities in the fight against cancer. By arming them with education and resources to prevent and seek screening or treatment for the disease, Sol Rodríguez-Colón is helping advance the College's mission to ensure equitable health for all.

See how Sol connects with her community and demonstrates what medicine means.

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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.

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