Student Testimonials

“I elected to attend Penn State College of Medicine because of the opportunity to explore biomedical science in a professional, but friendly environment. Some institutions offer a professional environment that is not as friendly or an environment that is friendly, but less professional. Ultimately, the College of Medicine offers an environment for education, training and achievement that is quite unique.”

Eric Hall
Graduate Candidate, Neurosciences


“I really like the small town environment and cost of living that comes with living in Hershey. Still, you are only an hour and half from some of the biggest cities on the east coast.”

Nicole Gudleski
Graduate Candidate, Microbiology & Immunology


“As an international student, I was looking for a university that was highly ranked and has a good reputation, a safe and central location, a professional work environment, good research facilities and research interests that paralleled mine. Penn State in the chocolate town fit the bill perfectly. Plus, the faculty’s infectious enthusiasm for research was inspiring, and the students I interacted with all seemed so happy to be here.”

Amritha Jaishankar
Graduate Candidate, Genetics


"Without a doubt, I would not be where I am today without the training and guidance I received at Penn State College of Medicine. The curriculum, laboratory training, and scientific interactions I experienced during my graduate training prepared me well for a career in academic research."

Ed Harhaj, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, University of Miami School of Medicine
Ph.D. in 1999, Microbiology & Immunology