Welcome to Penn State Hershey Faculty Orientation
We are pleased that you have selected the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and Penn State College of Medicine as a place to expand and develop your professional career. This site is designed to direct you to the resources and information that are essential to your professional responsibilities.
The New Faculty Lunches offer the opportunity for faculty to meet informally with leadership in the areas of professional development, education, research, clinical care and library resources.
See First Things for the activities that you must complete during your first days in your new position.
To learn more about getting started and for useful links to opportunities and resources in each of the four missions, see Clinical Practice, Education, Research or Community Outreach.
Listed below are links to presentations that provide an overview of the missions of the Penn State College of Medicine and the Penn State Hershey Medical Center, as well as overviews of many of the resources available to you.
Clinical Mission - Penn State Hershey Medical Center (pdf of slide deck)
Carol Freer, M.D., Chief Medical Officer, Penn State Hershey Medical Center
Andrew Resnick, M.D., Chief Quality Officer, Penn State Hershey Medical Center
Education Mission - Resources and Opportunities (pdf of slide deck)
Terry Wolpaw, M.D., M.H.P.E., Vice Dean for Educational Affairs
Faculty Development Resources (pdf of slide deck)
Ann Ouyang, M.D., Associate Dean for Faculty and Professional Development
Financial Structure and Organization
Eric Strucko, Associate Vice President for Finance and Business, Controller
Innovation in Research (pdf of slide deck)
Joseph Jilka, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Research Innovations and Director of the Office of Technology Development
Library Resources (pdf of slide deck)
Cynthia Robinson, Director, Penn State Hershey George T. Harrell Health Sciences Library
Promotion and Tenure (pdf of slide deck)
Carol Weisman, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs
Research Mission - Resources and Opportunities (pdf of slide deck)
Leslie Parent, M.D., Vice Dean for Research and Graduate Studies
Organizational Vision and Values - Culture of Respect (pdf of slide deck)
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