Welcome to Penn State Hershey Continuing Education
The Department of Continuing Education provides a variety of programs for physicians, nurses, and allied health personnel within the central Pennsylvania region, nationally and, at times, internationally.
The Department of Continuing Education is committed to a broad view of education that begins with the self-directed learner on a continuum of learning throughout his or her career. Learning can occur in a number of settings, from independent study, interactive discussion, and conferences, through a number of modalities including written text, audio, video, computer, and distance technologies. We offer a variety of education opportunities targeted to meet the needs of the learner in a continuously changing environment.
As medicine is facing major changes, so too is education. The future direction of our Department will involve increasing collaborative efforts with other academic institutions, hospitals, and organizations; pioneering innovative educational techniques to impact health outcomes; harnessing opportunities presented by technological innovations such as telemedicine and distance education to expand the scope and impact of education programs, and partnering with the community to improve the health education and thus the health and well-being of our patients.
The Medical Minute: Genetic testing for breast cancer risk
Dr. Rena Kass, director of Penn State Hershey Breast Center, said actress Angelina Jolie’s announcement regarding her double mastectomy is great publicity that will raise awareness about the genetic component of many cancers.More...
CLIMB program puts families dealing with cancer first
Penn State Hershey is hosting another session of CLIMB: Children’s Lives Include Moments of Bravery. Developed by the Children’s Treehouse Foundation, this five-week program sponsored by Penn State Hershey Breast Center addresses the psychosocial aspects of cancer as they relate to the family unit.More...
Farmers Market in Hershey launches fourth season
On Thursday, May 23, the Farmers Market in Hershey will return for its fourth season with plenty of new offerings.More...
Penn State Hershey experts to present on IBD
In an effort to help patients living with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), Crohn’s disease, and ulcerative colitis in central Pennsylvania, Penn State Hershey Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center experts, led by Dr. Walter Koltun, will host a patient symposium.More...