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
The Medical Minute: Surgical options for colorectal cancer
To cure colorectal cancer, surgeons traditionally have needed to create relatively large abdominal incisions in order to remove the cancer. But over the years, technological advancements have made it possible to perform the same curative cancer surgeries laparoscopically.More...
Colorectal cancer and ulcerative colitis the focus of upcoming call-in show
On Thursday, March 26 at 7:30 p.m. on WHTM-TV abc27, specialists from Penn State Hershey Colon and Rectal Surgery will discuss the latest surgical options for diseases including colorectal cancer and ulcerative colitis.More...
Sekhar receives grant to study iron deficiency screening
Dr. Deepa Sekhar, assistant professor of pediatrics at Penn State College of Medicine, has received one of three Sackler Institute for Nutrition Sciences Research Awards. Sekhar will receive $50,000 for her project, “Improving detection of iron deficiency among United States adolescent females.”More...
Nursing students at Hershey wear jeans to support Rare Disease Day
Students in Kerri Nelson's Nursing 350 class at Penn State Hershey wore jeans to spread awareness of Rare Disease Day on Feb. 28.More...