Clinical Research: Your Questions Answered

Programs, workshops and resources designed to enhance your general professional skills.

College of Medicine and Hershey Medical Center

  • Junior Faculty Development Program
    A year-long program incorporating an intensive curriculum in professional development and a project conducted under the guidance of a senior faculty mentor.
  • Mark J. Young International Health Policy Scholarship
    The Mark J. Young International Health Policy Scholarship was established in memory of Mark Young, M.D., the first chair of the Department of Public Health Sciences at Penn State College of Medicine.  Dr. Young was a champion for education and his community, both next door and around the world.  Following this legacy, this scholarship provides support for faculty, fellows, residents, or medical students at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and Penn State College of Medicine to undertake study programs outside the United States.
    The scholarship may be used for study in two broad categories:
    • Attendance at international conferences, short courses, or workshops focused on international health care or international health policy.
    • Participation in innovative, ongoing international health care or health policy projects.
    The recipient is required to make a presentation about the experience to the campus community within three months of return.
    Please submit the attached application by April 1 to:  Please refer to the Mark J. Young Award page for additional award information. 

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  • Administrative Fellows Program
    The Administrative Fellows Program provides professional development opportunities for faculty and staff. By serving under the mentorship of a senior level administrator, fellows receive opportunities to broaden their perspectives and experiences in higher education administration.
  • Penn State Commission for Women
    The Commission for Women initiates, supports, and endorses activities and initiatives that will benefit all women in the University - staff, faculty, and students. The site includes projects and events, as well as helpful links on women's issues.

External Opportunities and Resources

  • Science Careers
    Career development resource for scientists sponsored by the journal Science.

Programs, workshops and resources designed to enhance your educational skills.

Seminars and Workshops

College of Medicine/Hershey Medical Center

Penn State University

  • Schreyer Institute for Teaching Excellence
    Resource for innovative teaching and learning at Penn State.

External Opportunities & Resources

  • Harvard Macy Institute
    • Leading Innovation in Healthcare
      In this program, educational leaders develop their own action plans for leading and managing change to fulfill their institution's educational mission.
    • Program for Educators in Health Sciences 
      The goal of this program is to enhance the professional development of physicians, basic scientists and other healthcare professionals as educators.
    • Systems Approach to Assessment in Health Science Education
      This program is designed to help participants employ a system approach to the design and implementation of assessment strategies.
  • Carnegie Mellon University: Enhancing Education
    • Excellent website with information on many areas of education, including teaching & learning principles, course design and use of educational technology.

Programs, workshops and resources designed to enhance your research skills.

College of Medicine/Hershey Medical Center

  • Office of Research Affairs
    For information about sponsored programs at the College of Medicine and Hershey Medical Center.
  • Research Development

    Provide resources to find funding opportunities for faculty.
     -  Internal grant programs
     -  Faculty and Friends

  • Research Faculty with Current/Recent Experience on Review Boards/Committees for External Funding Agencies.
    These are faculty who are a potential resource to advise on priorities and review processes and it is recommended that faculty planning to submit grants to these funding agencies talk to the faculty with expertise in these agencies early in the grant writing process.
    -   List of Research Faculty

  • Grants Academy
    An annual program for postdocs and faculty who plan to submit a grant application.  Contact Dr. Kent Vrana for more information.

Penn State University

  • Office of the Senior Vice-President for Research
    Resources for research at Penn State.

External Opportunities and Resources

Programs, workshops and resources designed to enhance your clinical skills.

College of Medicine and Hershey Medical Center

External Opportunities and Resources

  • Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program
    Designed to augment clinical training by providing new skills and perspectives necessary to achieving leadership positions.
  • Clinician-Patient Communication
    Course offered by the UCSD Physician Assessment and Clinical Education (PACE) Program.

Programs, workshops and resources designed to enhance your community outreach skills.

College of Medicine/Hershey Medical Center

  • YWCA Greater Harrisburg 23rd Annual Tribute to Women of Excellence
    Penn State Hershey Medical Center and College of Medicine are looking to nominate a women of excellence who meets the criteria listed below.

    -  Nominees must have worked for or volunteered with a charitable, civic or human services organization that serves the Capital Region for two years or longer.
    -  Honorees should support and promote the YWCA's vision and principles of economic empowerment and racial justice, courage in spirit and action, breaking barriers, leadership and self-determination, family values and community responsibility.

    Awards have been given in the past to women who:

    -  Participate actively in the community as mentors, role models and volunteers
    -  Actively serve on the boards of committees of various non-profits and organizations
    -  Raise and donate money to important causes
    -  Demonstrate integrity, strength of character and leadership
    -  Embrace and support the vision and mission of the YWCA
  • Outreach and Public Service Programs
    Activities coordinated and supported by the Office of Professional Development.

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