Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine Reviews
Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine is a 4-year MD-granting program that welcomed its first class in 1967. The Penn State College of Medicine has multiple different pathways for students to receive their education. This includes the Hershey curriculum, the University Park curriculum, and multiple different Accelerated curriculums for students. The Accelerated curriculum is offered for family medicine, internal medicine, orthopedic surgery, emergency medicine, neurosurgery, clinical scientist, and clinic educator tracks. Penn State is committed to global healthcare, and students can travel and provide care around the world with the Global Health Scholars Program. College of Medicine students also run LionCare, a health clinic for the community of Hershey.
The College of Medicine (and our academic hub, Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center) are committed to enhancing the quality of life through improved health, the professional preparation of those who will serve the health needs of others, and the discovery of knowledge that will benefit all.
Dual Degree Programs:
"The College of Medicine’s vision is to improve health through our missions of education, research, patient care and community health.
While research and education are distinct lines of endeavor from patient care services, the academic and clinical enterprises work synergistically to advance the unified purpose of improving health. The College of Medicine strategic plan reflects this reality, and contains goals and initiatives that seek to advance research and education while leveraging the clinical strengths of Penn State Health."
Cost of Living Index:
- Annual High Temp: 62.7 °F
- Annual Low Temp: 44.3 °F
- Av. Annual Rainfall: 41.5 in
- Av. Annual Snowfall: 30 in
*US average index is 100
The College of Medicine is committed to R.I.T.E values: respect, integrity, teamwork and excellence. It strives to promote a respectful work and learning environment, characterized by collaborative and shared-credit behaviors, to embrace diverse backgrounds, talents, and perspectives, and to act in a compassionate, thoughtful, considerate and kind manner. The College values integrity, encouraging persistent best efforts, moral courage to ask hard questions, and fair treatment of others. It supports teamwork and the underlying values of sharing and trust, with the goal of ensuring the best experience for co-workers, patients, and trainees. Finally, the College of Medicine pursues excellence by aligning individual performance with the mission, vision, values, and strategic imperatives and a solution-focused culture.
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