Penn State College of Medicine recently welcomed 13 third-year medical students to the University Park Regional Campus as the inaugural cohort of College of Medicine students to do their clinical training in State College.
One way to address ongoing physician shortages in rural communities is to train medical students in the communities where they will ultimately choose to practice, and the University Park Regional Campus of Penn State College of Medicine reached a milestone during FY 2011-12 in its mission to do just that.
Three health care organizations — Holy Spirit Health System, Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, and PinnacleHealth System — chose to collaborate on a comprehensive community health needs assessment on behalf of the residents of Central Pennsylvania.
Mini-courses designed to increase creative stimulation and variety in physicians' daily routines can sharpen critical thinking skills, improve job satisfaction and encourage innovative thinking, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers who piloted a series of such courses.
The University Park Regional Campus of Penn State College of Medicine welcomed its first group of medical students today to begin their core clinical training, in collaboration with local Penn State Hershey faculty, Mount Nittany Medical Center faculty, and other medical providers in the community.