Welcome to the Penn State Hershey Center for Primary Care

The Penn State Center for Primary Care is a multidisciplinary group of faculty members and staff committed to creating collaborative solutions to academic and community-based education, health professions development and local health needs of the Commonwealth and nation by mobilizing academic resources of the institution to:

  • Enhance the integrity of primary care as an academic discipline. Creation of an environment that integrates primary care faculty members into the academic culture of the organization.
  • Support of a comprehensive curriculum that incorporates community-based experiences.
  • Improve the recruitment, distribution, and retention of needed health care providers.
  • Promote research that enhances community health.
  • Support cooperative efforts between agriculture and medical sciences to address special health issues of rural populations.
  • Provide an environment that cultivates interest and excellence in primary care and community-based medicine.

The University Park Regional Campus of Penn State College of Medicine is a collaborative effort between Penn State Hershey, Mount Nittany Health and other local State College providers. The regional medical campus offers a wide spectrum of medical education opportunities, including clerkships, electives and acting internships for third and fourth year Penn State medical students; fellowship programs; dual-degree programs; research collaboration; and a future family medicine residency program.  Learn more about our University Park Regional Campus.