Welcome to Penn State Hershey Family and Community Medicine
Welcome to Penn State Hershey Family and Community Medicine at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and Penn State College of Medicine. We are located in beautiful Hershey, Pennsylvania. You may be aware of the other fine product made in our community: The Hershey Bar. In fact, the Milton S. Hershey trust made the initial donation to Penn State University to allow our College of Medicine and Medical Center to exist.
Our department has a long and proud history in Family Medicine. In fact, we were the first department of Family and Community Medicine in an academic health center in the United States!
Our faculty members are very active clinically, seeing patients at Penn State Hershey sites in Hershey, Harrisburg, Elizabethtown, Camp Hill, Palmyra, Middletown, and in State College, Pennsylvania, home of our university’s main campus. We take care of inpatients in the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center University Hospital and Children’s Hospital, and at Mt. Nittany Medical Center in State College.
We are also responsible for the education of our College’s medical students in Family Medicine, including a required 3rd year clerkship and many other courses. Our student body has a very active Family Medicine Interest Group (FMIG).
Our residency program, a joint venture with the Good Samaritan Hospital in Lebanon, Pennsylvania is in the process of expansion with many new opportunities and rotations at our Hershey Campus. We welcome inquiries from potential future residents.
We are home for the Pennsylvania Area Health Education Center (AHEC) program, which allows health professions students to do rotations in underserved areas around the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Our faculty members provide just under 300,000 primary care visits per year. In addition, we have faculty members with diverse interests, including geriatrics, primary care sports medicine, integrative holistic medicine, and global health.
I encourage you to explore our web pages and links, and to contact us if you have any questions.
James M. Herman, M.D., M.S.P.H.
Chair, Family & Community Medicine