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What Medicine Means

Here in the heart of Pennsylvania, we do more than elevate medical education or research – we define the very meaning of medicine.

It’s what makes us more than Penn State College of Medicine.

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College of Another Breakthrough Medicine with a person in a face mask and white coat looking through a microscope

A stylized map of the area around Pennsylvania, featuring Hershey prominently and showing the larger cities (Harrisburg, Philadelphia, etc.) and beaches nearby

About the Hershey Area

Central Pennsylvania is known for its natural beauty, low cost of living and diverse experiences. Just like the surrounding area, Penn State College of Medicine offers an inclusive and welcoming environment toward people from all walks of life.

Learn more about what makes the greater Hershey/Harrisburg region a happy and healthy place to live.

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Art Tour

The Art Tour at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center offers patients, families, visitors and the community a guide to the many pieces of commissioned art throughout the medical center.

The self-guided tour showcases displays of visual art. Directions are given for those who wish to participate in the tour on-site, but the art contained in this virtual tour can be enjoyed by anyone regardless of location.

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Erika Dahl is presented with her Penn State College of Medicine diploma by a man in graduation regalia.

College of Medicine Commencement

Penn State College of Medicine’s annual Commencement ceremony celebrates those who have completed MD, graduate and/or physician assistant studies.

Friends and family can share messages of congratulations with the graduates, download a recording of the ceremony or the printable program, and see a list of all graduates.

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Match Day

Match Day, held in mid-March each year, is when medical students across the United States find out where they have “matched” for residency training following graduation.

Penn State College of Medicine celebrates Match Day by inviting friends and family can share messages of congratulations with the graduates.

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A close-up image of an I Matched! sign from Penn State College of Medicine's 2021 Match Day, listing Plastic Surgery, VA Commonwealth University.

Unmasking Identity

The Unmasking Project encourages medical students, professionals and community members to use the visual medium of mask-making to examine core elements of true (inner) and projected (outer) selves as a means to develop an authentic professional identity.

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Virtual Tour

Penn State College of Medicine and Penn State Health created a virtual tour.

The 360-degree tour helps those interested in the campus explore facilities in Hershey, Pa., and also provides highlights from some of the college’s and health system’s other facilities.

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The front of the Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center is shown