Location: Penn State College of Medicine
Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center's fiscal year 2011-12 was highlighted by new or expanded collaborations, growth in its clinical and research missions, and the presence of the first group of medical students in State College.
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.
A growing investment in and commitment to personalized medicine and continued success in securing external support for research activity at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and Penn State College of Medicine will be highlights of the Medical Center's public board of directors meeting tomorrow (Sept. 12).
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.
Taking oral contraceptives continuously, rather than as traditionally prescribed for each cycle, provides earlier relief for moderate to severe menstrual cramps – dysmenorrhea – according to researchers at Penn State College of Medicine.
Penn State College of Medicine has been awarded a $1 million research grant from the PA Department of Health's CURE program, earmarked for the development of a cancer treatment with commercialization potential.
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.