Welcome to Continuing Education
Continuing Education at Penn State College of Medicine provides continuing professional education for physicians, nurses, and allied health personnel. We also offer provide evidence-based education on medical topics to professionals in health-related fields and to the general public.
The College of Medicine is accredited with commendation by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME). This is the highest level of recognition in the accreditation process, and allows a six-year term as a provider of continuing medical education for physicians. Penn State College of Medicine has been continuously accredited since the office was established in 1973, and also received Accreditation with Commendation in 2000 and 2006.
Our mission is to:
- Extend the academic expertise of Penn State Hershey's clinical and basic sciences by disseminating research and knowledge on prevention, treatment, and practice
- Provide accredited continuing medical education for internal and external audiences based on identified needs and practice gaps
- Respond to requests from external health-care professionals, agencies, and organizations
- Collaborate with organizations to deliver educational initiatives for a national audience
Nursing students learn about traditional Chinese medicine on visit to Hong Kong
Even in today’s high-tech health care world, future professionals have much to learn from ancient medical practices. That was the takeaway for six Penn State nursing students who recently traveled to Hong Kong to learn about Chinese health care and nursing education.More...
Mother's diet influences weight-control neurocircuits in offspring
Maternal diet during pregnancy and lactation may prime offspring for weight gain and obesity later in life, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers, who looked at rats whose mothers consumed a high-fat diet and found that the offsprings' feeding controls and feelings of fullness did not function normally.More...
Penn State Hershey appoints new chief financial officer
Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center has selected Stephen Massini to serve as the medical center’s new chief financial officer, effective April 20.More...
The Medical Minute: Endometriosis is real -- and it’s treatable
Endometriosis is difficult to diagnose, with women often being told for years that they are experiencing their "normal period," and according to the Endometriosis Foundation of America, it affects one in 10 women. Penn State Hershey gynecological surgeon Gerald Harkins is working to get the word out that women with endometriosis do not have to suffer.More...