Welcome to Penn State Hershey Educational Affairs

Educational Affairs oversees the education and training of medical students at the Penn State College of Medicine and the residents at the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. We strive to create a contemporary model of medical education with the goal to graduate the most compassionate and competent doctors possible.  More...

Academic Year 2014-15

 

White Coat Ceremony
Friday, August 1, 2014
4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Great American Hall, Hershey Lodge
Light reception to follow.

Deans' Welcoming Picnic & Student Activities Fair
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
5:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Picnic: University Conference Center Tent
Fair: University Conference Center, Rooms 302A-C

Convocation and Awards Ceremony
Friday, September 19, 2014
4:00 – 5:30 p.m. ~ Ceremony: Junker Auditorium
5:30 – 6:00 p.m. ~ Reception: College of Medicine Courtyard 

Education Retreat
Curriculum Integration across the Years
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
University Conference Center

Match Day
Friday, March 20, 2015
10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Keystone Ballroom
Hershey Country Club

Commencement Awards Ceremony
By Invitation Only
Saturday, May 16, 2015
12:30 - 2:30 p.m.
University Conference Center Tent

Commencement Ceremony
Sunday, May 17, 2015
1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Founders Hall, Milton Hershey School

 

Maintaining a culture of respect in our clinical learning environment is a core value of our institution with input from our trainees, as well as faculty, nursing staff, medical students, and others, we have developed the attached working document that describes the expected behaviors in our professional interactions. We also have provided examples of behaviors that we believe are not conducive to a productive educational experience.

As you interact with others, you may witness or experience behaviors that are suboptimal. If you believe that an encounter violates our core values for a respectful working environment or if you feel that you or others have been the object of mistreatment in the clinical or non-clinical settings, we would like you to help us to address these concerns in the appropriate fashion. There are many opportunities for you to do so, including; a discussion with the individual that you believe has been the source of disrespect or mistreatment your Program Director or others in your Program's administration, the Department Chair or Associate Chair responsible for education within the department, your mentor(s),  the Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education/D.I.O. (Dr. Edward Bollard) or the Associate D.I.O. (Dr. Donald Flemming) – both in the Office of GME, or the GME ombudspersons (Dr. Kelly Leite and Dr. Rickhesvar Mahraj, who can also be found on this website).

In addition, if you would like to report your concerns in a more anonymous fashion, the link to do so is: Mistreatment Reporting Form. We ask that you provide as much detail of the incident or pattern of behavior as possible to assist us in investigating your concerns.

Whether you elect to identify yourself or not, please understand that we will investigate and follow up each report of mistreatment in a comprehensive fashion while maintaining your confidentiality.

We appreciate your time and effort in helping us achieve the highest degree of respect in our everyday interactions. We are firmly committed to providing a clinical learning environment that allows each learner to reach the milestones necessary in their training to become a competent, compassionate physician.

Click here to download the Policies on Respectful Treatment of Students and Trainees.