Currently there is a shortage of physicians in central Pennsylvania, which has made it difficult to manage the health needs of our community in the past, including Penn State employees, retirees and their dependents. We are working very hard to overcome this challenge by growing our Penn State Hershey medical team in State College.
In early 2010, the Penn State Hershey Medical Group in State College consisted of one location on Park Avenue. Today, the Medical Group has expanded to five outpatient sites including an endoscopy center, as well as laboratory and primary care walk-in services. This extends the expertise and exceptional quality care of Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center closer to home for many patients in Centre County. Penn State Hershey continues to recruit highly trained providers in a variety of specialties to practice at these locations.
This growth is part of a larger vision to build a regional medical campus for Penn State College of Medicine at University Park, in collaboration with Mount Nittany Medical Center. We are currently developing a wide spectrum of medical education opportunities, including clerkships for 3rd and 4th year Penn State medical students, residency training in family medicine, and additional fellowship opportunities for those who have completed residency. We are working with the University to develop a range of dual-degree programs. Finally, our University Park Regional Campus will enhance research collaboration with the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center campus, translating world-class scientific discoveries and breakthroughs for patients in central Pennsylvania.
We are excited to be involved in training the next generation of physicians and other health professionals in the State College community, thanks to the support and leadership of Harold Paz, M.D., Dean of Penn State College of Medicine. Primary care and rural-based medicine are the centerpiece of our mission. Most importantly, these clinical and educational advancements will provide greater access and quality health care to our patients.
Please browse around our website for details about our services and providers, and stay tuned for more information about the University Park Regional Campus.
E. Eugene Marsh, M.D.
Senior Associate Dean
University Park Regional Campus, Penn State College of Medicine