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Shou Ling Leong, M.D.

Office Information

Penn State Hershey Medical Group Fishburn Road
845 Fishburn Road
Hershey, PA 17033
Tel: 800-243-1455 / 717-531-8181 Fax: 717-531-3509


Family Medicine

Practice Locations

Biographical Information

Shou Ling Leong, MD received her Medical Degree from New York University School of Medicine in New York and did her residency training from 1980 - 1983 at Swedish Hospital Family Practice Residency in Seattle, Washington.

After nine years of private practice and two years as residency faculty, Dr. Leong joined the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center in 1994.  She is currently Professor and Associate Vice-Chair for Education in the Department of Family Medicine.  She engages in patient care, and implemented a longitudinal curriculum to teach the principles of the Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH), focusing on interprofessional team-based care, care coordination, medication safety and reconciliation, self-management and population medicine.  The curriculum will teach the new competencies that would prepare students to practice in the new healthcare delivery system.  Serving as Editor-in-Chief for fmCASES, she is conducting several research projects on virtual patient cases for education.  fmCASES is widely used by students and is subscribed by most medical schools.  Dr. Leong is actively engaged in  medical education, having served as the course director and member of the Curriculum of Medical Education Oversight Committee.  Dr. Leong has received grant support from organizations including the Robert Wood Johnson Generalist Initiative, HRSA, and Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, allowing her to successfully develop and implement innovative curricula.  Dr. Leong is the recipient of a number of awards for education and research.

Professional Education

Residency, Family Medicine, Swedish Medical Center - Seattle, WA (1983) M.D., New York University, School of Medicine (1980)

Research Interests

The effectiveness of interactive online learning

Online resources, including virtual patient and mobile applications to enhance medical education

Patient-Centered Medical home as a model of education reform

Medication Safety

Academic Interests

Innovations in medical education

Medical education reform

Editor-in-Chief of fmCASES, a set of online cases to teach the STFM National Clerkship Curriculum for Family Medicine.

Associate Vice-Chair for Medical Education and Pre-doctoral Director

Director of Island I of the Island Curriculum

Director, Medical Home Longitudinal Advanced Elective for 3rd and 4th year students, 2011 - present


Oser TK, Haidet P, Lewis PR, Mauger DT, Gingrich DL, Leong SL
Frequency and Negative Impact of Medical Student Mistreatment Based on Specialty Choice: A Longitudinal Study
Scott S, Anthony D, Margo K, Chessman A, Chao J, Seagrave M, Schifferdecker K, Leong SL
Contemporary Teaching Strategies of Community Preceptors - Is Technology Helping?
Chessmann A, Chirina S, Mainous AG III, Anthony D, Chao J, Foltz J, Motley C, Renshaw S, Sussman H, Toffler W, Napier B, Romano L, Leong SL, Fall L, Berman N
fmCases National Exam: Correlations with Student Performance Across Eight Family Medicine Clerkships

Abstract publish within:  Robinson, M. and M.D. Mendoza (2014) "Proceedings of the 2013 Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM) Conference on Medical Student Education."  Teaching and Learning in Medicine 2014;26(2):201-201
Lazarus MD, Chinchilli VM, Leong SL, Kauggman GL Jr
Perceptions of Anatomy: Critical Components in the Clinical Setting
Apuzzio J, Block J, Cullison S, Cohen C, Leong SL, London T, McHugh J, Neubauer R, Perrillo R, Squires R, Tarrant D, McMahon B
Chronic Hepatitis B in Pregnancy: A Workshop Consensus Statement on Screening, Evaluation, and Management, Part 1. The Female Patient
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Honors and Awards

Exceptional Teacher Certificate of Recognition by Students, 2001 - 2014 Exceptional Role Model Certificate of Recognition by students, 2001 - 2011 Distinguished Educator Award, Penn State College of Medicine for Excellence in Scholarship and Education, 2004 Secretary, Board of Trustees for the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Foundation, 2014 Member of the Board of Trustees for the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Foundation, 2011 - present Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society (AOA), faculty category for the Eta Chapter of Pennsylvania, 2013 Best Doctors in America, 2009 - present Society of Teachers of Family Medicine President's Award presented at the 42nd STFM Annual Spring Conference in April for leading a team of talented educators to create fmCASES, a set of web-based virtual patient cases to teach the Family Medicine curriculum, 2009 Dean's Award for Excellence in Teaching, established to recognize faculty members who have made outstanding contributions to medical and graduate education at Penn State College of Medicine, 2009 Millenium Conference III, the Continuum of Clinical Training in Undergraduate and Graduate Medical Education, sponsored by the Carl J. Shapiro Institute for Education & Research at Harvard Medical School and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and the Association of American Medical Colleges, 2003 Scholarship in Education Award for the development and implementation of the Patient Centered Medical Home: A Model for Education Reform, presented by OSLER, Office for Scholarship in Learning and Education Research, 2014 Scholarship in Education Award for the work on Student Mistreatment Based on Specialty Choice, presented by OSLER, Office for Scholarship in Learning and Education Research, 2014