Outreach Courses

Community Art Display

The public is invited to join us for an Artist Reception for the current artists in the Simulation Center on November 1, 2012, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. Meet the new artists, view their work, and take a tour of the facilities! All are welcome.


Visits to the Simulation Center are enhanced by artwork from local artist groups. Paintings, drawings and collages are displayed in the lobby and patient rooms. This provides a welcoming feel to the Center and provides local artists with a venue for their work to be viewed by hundreds of Center trainees. The artwork can also be purchased at the discretion of the artist.

The current artwork is provided by Derry Township High School students enrolled in the advanced art program. The final display pieces are selected by a committee from Penn State Hershey and are displayed in the Center for three months. The current display is composed of pieces from the following artists:

  • Matt Fischer
  • Monique Johnson
  • Mackenzie Klinger
  • Christina Kreamer
  • Jolene Milewski
  • Brittney Nicholson
  • Umer Quereshi
  • David Rosenwasser
  • Alexandra Shapiro
  • Sophia Spong
  • Rachel Wolfe

Past displays have been provided by previous Derry Township students and Penn State Hershey faculty and staff.

Operation Smile

Operation Smile is a medical charity dedicated to helping children who are afflicted with cleft palate and other facial deformities. The organization provides surgeries at significantly reduced cost to those in need and trains healthcare providers from around the world to sustain local programs. Medical volunteers donate their time and expertise, and are deployed for short intervals in one of the 51 participating countries around the world. Corporate sponsors also donate equipment and revenue, along with private donations. Thanks to those who dedicate time, expertise or resources, over 120,000 children have been helped.

Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center hosted a group of anesthesiologists from South America for a 3-day workshop to prepare them for work with Operation Smile. Dr. Pat McQuillan arranged the course to provide both didactic and hands-on simulation practice of skills needed to work in unfamiliar locations and with the portable equipment used by Operation Smile. Faculty experts from the Medical Center and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia participated and the Hershey Simulation Lab was used for skills practice and teamwork skills sessions. Representatives from eleven countries throughout Central and South America participated.