Treating patients with dementia can be viewed as a difficult task for doctors, but Penn State College of Medicine researchers say storytelling may be one way to improve medical students' perceptions of people affected by the condition.
Penn State College of Medicine has been awarded a prestigious $1 million grant by the American Medical Association as part of a program aimed at transforming the way the physicians of tomorrow are trained.
Some 100 high school juniors and seniors converged on the campus of Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center to become detectives for a day and work alongside health professionals and educators to identify and investigate an epidemiological mystery.
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.