Educational Affairs oversees the education and training of medical students at the Penn State College of Medicine and the residents at the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. We strive to create a contemporary model of medical education with the goal to graduate the most compassionate and competent doctors possible.

Through a carefully designed curriculum, a blend of instructional methods, and the use of educational technologies, these "master clinicians" are taught to deliver outstanding care to their patients, trained to advance the science and practice of medicine, and educated to direct their learning throughout their professional careers.  Through these efforts we have achieved high accreditation from the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME), the nationally recognized accrediting authority for medical education programs leading to the M.D. degree, and the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), the nationally recognized accrediting authority for post-MD medical training programs within the United States

Our work has made us a national leader in the pursuit of scientific investigation and the development of programs to advance medical and scientific knowledge.  By contributing to the education of tomorrow's health professionals, we hope to ultimately improve the health of the public and advance the practice of medicine.