Welcome to Penn State Hershey Continuing Education
The Department of Continuing Education provides a variety of programs for physicians, nurses, and allied health personnel within the central Pennsylvania region, nationally and, at times, internationally.
The Department of Continuing Education is committed to a broad view of education that begins with the self-directed learner on a continuum of learning throughout his or her career. Learning can occur in a number of settings, from independent study, interactive discussion, and conferences, through a number of modalities including written text, audio, video, computer, and distance technologies. We offer a variety of education opportunities targeted to meet the needs of the learner in a continuously changing environment.
As medicine is facing major changes, so too is education. The future direction of our Department will involve increasing collaborative efforts with other academic institutions, hospitals, and organizations; pioneering innovative educational techniques to impact health outcomes; harnessing opportunities presented by technological innovations such as telemedicine and distance education to expand the scope and impact of education programs, and partnering with the community to improve the health education and thus the health and well-being of our patients.
The Medical Minute: Some thoughts about organics and 'superfoods'
Winter has worn out its welcome. People are eagerly looking forward to the warm weather, getting outside, and indulging once again in fresh, local produce. As consumers inundated with choices, we often wonder what’s the best food to purchase -- to go organic or not.More...
Penn State Hershey IBD experts to host event at Penn State York
In an effort to help patients in the York County area living with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), Crohn’s disease, and ulcerative colitis, experts with Penn State Hershey Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center will host a patient symposium on from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, March 18, in the rehearsal room of the Pullo Performing Arts Center on the Penn State York campus.More...
Annual vascular ultrasound conference set for May 17
On Saturday, May 17, Penn State Hershey Heart and Vascular Institute will host an educational program focused on vascular ultrasound for health care providers.More...
Nurse recognized for commitment to patient safety
Rachel Yadrnak, a pediatric hematology/oncology nurse at Penn State Hershey, has been recognized by the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority. She is one of 10 statewide winners of the “I Am Patient Safety” poster campaign for her commitment to patient safety at Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital.More...