Welcome to Penn State Ambulatory Research Network

The Penn State Ambulatory Research Network (PSARN) was established in 2001 as a cooperative effort by the Division of General Internal Medicine, Division of General Pediatrics and with the majority of patient recruitment and physician involvement from the Department of Family and Community Medicine.  The main purpose of PSARN is to develop the infrastructure to conduct primary care research, using the office-based practice as the laboratory.

PSARN membership currently includes all of the primary care practice sites of the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center located throughout south-central Pennsylvania. In total, there are >125 participating clinicians seeing more than 400,000 outpatient visits per year.

Through this partnership, the Penn State Ambulatory Research Network is devoted to linking primary care clinical research with patient care, medical education, and community service.