Continuing Education at Penn State College of Medicine provides continuing professional education for physicians, nurses, and allied health personnel. We also 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.
Continuing Education in the College of Medicine works to extend the academic expertise of the campus’s clinical and basic sciences. The Office’s portfolio comprises content that assists physicians and other health-care professionals to continue lifelong learning and improve their competence and performance, with the goal of improving patient outcomes.
- Extend the academic expertise of Penn State Health’s clinical and basic sciences by disseminating research and knowledge on prevention, treatment, and practice to help improve patient outcomes
- 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
- Medical Center reaccredited as Level I pediatric trauma center Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center has been reaccredited as a Level I pediatric trauma center – the highest level of certification.More...
- Hennrikus honored with Distinguished Service Award Dr. William Hennrikus has received the Distinguished Service Award from the American Academy of Pediatrics’ section on orthopaedics.More...
- Program to educate parents about dangers of heroin Penn State Children’s Hospital and the Byrnes Health Education Center are teaming up for a program to educate parents about the dangers of heroin.More...
- The Medical Minute: Back pain often treatable without surgery During their lifetime, as many as eight out of ten people experience back pain that lasts more than three days. However, for a vast majority of these people, the pain goes away with simple treatment.More...