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Shou Ling Leong, M.D.

Office Location

Penn State Hershey Medical Group Fishburn Road
845 Fishburn Road
Hershey, PA 17033
Tel: 800-243-1455 / 717-531-8181 Fax: 717-531-3509


Family Medicine

Biographical Information

Shou Ling Leong, MD received a Bachelors of Science at the Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education, The City College of New York.  Dr. Leong attended New York University School of Medicine in New York and did her residency training from 1980 - 1983 at Swedish Hospital Family Practice Residency in Seattle, Washington.

Dr. Leong was a staff physician at Providence Medical Center, Providence Rainier Clinic, in Seattle Washington from 1983 until 1992, when she joined the Clinical Faulty at Harrisburg Family Practice Residency, Mechanicsburg Family Practice Center in Mechanicsburg, PA.  In 1994, Dr. Leong joined the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine.  She is currently a Professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine, a role she has held since 2005, as well as Associate Vice-Chair for Education and Predoctoral Director for the Penn State College of Medicine since 2008.

Dr. Leong has been fundamental in the area of grant funding, which include Evidence Based Medicine for Primary Care (2001); Email System to Improve Patient Care (2001-2002); Tobacco Cessation/Prevention Program (2002-2005); Developing and Evaluating a Medical Home Longitudinal Curriculum at Penn State College of Medicine, Woodward Endowment Award (2010- 2011); and Advanced Nursing Education Program 93.247, Embedding IPE Competencies into a Nurse Practitioner Program for Underserved Communities in Pennsylvania (2013 - 2016).

Professional Education

Residency, Family Medicine, Swedish Medical Center - Seattle, WA (1983) M.D., New York University, School of Medicine (1980)

Research Interests

The genome project and its ethical, social and medical implications and developing strategies and resources in maximizing health benefits from the advancement of the genome project and minimizing potentially negative aspects of genetically-based medical conditions, 2008 - present.

Skin color and its social implications, including health disparities, 2007 - present, 2007 - present.

Use of a mock electronic medical records software to create a virtual standardized family to teach concepts important to primary care, 2007 - present.

Web-based technologies to enhance patient care and health outcomes, 2001 - present.

Effectiveness of the use of the standardized family to teach the core curriculum of Family Medicine and Primary Care, 1997 - present.

Interactive Computer Cases:  Effectiveness as a Learning Tool to Supplement Predoctoral Family Medicine Education and Primary Care, 1997 - present.

Effectiveness of Interactive Computerized Patient Cases as a Learning Tool, medical student research project advisor, awarded first place, Pennsylvania Academy of Family Physicians Research Day, April 11, 1997.

Academic Interests

Associate Vice-Chair for Medical Education and Predoctoral Director, involving oversight of educational initiatives of the Department of Family and Community Medicine through the entire medical curriculum, and mentoring of faculty and students, 2008 - present.

Director of Island I of the Island Curriculum, including the development, implementation, and evaluation of this inter-disciplinary course, preparing 3rd year students for their clinical clerkships

Director, Medical Home Longitudinal Advanced Elective for 4th year students, 2011 - present

Director, Medical Home Longitudinal Curriculum for 3rd year students, 2011 - present

Member, Clinical Curriculum Team, 2008- present

Co-director of the elective Case Writing Course, year IV, 2003 - 2009

Director of the Family and Community Medicine Clerkship, year III: Accomplishments:  Development of Family Medicine Online, a set of web-based computer cases for standardization of the curriculum, introduction of teaching workships (suturing, domestic violence), 1994- 2010

Co-director of the Primary Care Clerkship, year III; actively involved in the creation, development, implementation and evaluation of new interdisciplinary clerkship, which was implemented in 1996 as a result of the Robert Wood Johnson Generalist Physician Initiative, 1995 - 2000


Oser TK, Haidet P, Lewis PR, Mauger DT, GIngrich DL, Leong SL
Frequency and Negative Impact of Medical Student Mistreatment Based on Specialty Choice: A Longitudinal Study May 2014
Scott S, Anthony D, Margo K, Chessman A, Chao J, Seagrave M, Schifferdecker K, Leong SL
Contemporary Teaching Strategies of Community Preceptors - Is Technology Helping?
Chessmann A, Chirina S, Mainous AG III, Anthony D, Chao J, Foltz J, Motley C, Renshaw S, Sussman H, Toffler W, Napier B, Romano L, Leong SL, Fall L, Berman N
fmCases National Exam: Correlations with Student Performance Across Eight Family Medicine Clerkships

Abstract publishd within:  Robinson, M. and M.D. Mendoza (2014) "Proceedings of the 2013 Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM) Conference on Medical Student Education."  Teaching and Learning in Medicine 2014;26(2):201-201
Lazarus MD, Chinchilli VM, Leong SL, Kauggman GL Jr
Perceptions of Anatomy: Critical Components in the Clinical Setting Jul 2012

Honors and Awards

Exceptional Teacher Certificate of Recognition by Students, 2001 - 2014 Secretary, Board of Trustees for the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Foundation, 2014 Member of the Board of Trustees for the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Foundation, 2011 - present Exceptional Role Model Certificate of Recognition by students, 2001 - 2011 Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Sociaty (AOA), faculty category for the Eta Chapter of Pennsylvania Millenium Conference 2013 on Teaching Value-Added Care, sponsored by the Carl J. Shapiro Institute for Education & Research at Harvard Medical School and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, May 8-10, 2013. Best Doctors in America, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 Sabbatical leave granted by Penn State College of Medicine and teh Department of Family and Community Medicine, 6 months to pursue scholarship activities Society of Teachers of Family Medicine President's Award presented at the 42nd STFM Annual Spring Conference in April for leading a team of talented educators to create fmCASES, a set of web-based virtual patient cases to teach the Family Medicine curriculum. Arnold Gold Foundation White Coat Ceremony, Cloaker, 2006 Dean's Award for Excellence in Teaching, established to recognize faculty members who have made outstanding contributions to medical and graduate education at Penn State College of Medicine, 2009 Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians, 2004 Top Family Doctor by the Consumer's Research Council of America Society of Distinguished Educators, 2004 Millenium Conference III, the Continuum of Clinical Training in Undergraduate and Graduate Medical Education, sponsored by the Carl J. Shapior Institute for Education & Research at Harvard Medical School and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and the Association of American Medical Colleges, 2003 Distinguished Educator Award, Penn State College of Medicine for excellence in Scholarship and Education Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Foundation Faculty Enhancement Award, 1997-1998