Community Service

Some examples of community activities are listed below:

Bethesda Mission Medical Clinic
A Medical Clinic staffed by physicians, residents and students at the Bethesda Mission, which provides shelters for men, women and children in Harrisburg.

Lion Care
Lion Care is a medical student-run organization dedicated to providing healthcare to the underserved of the Harrisburg community.

Mini-Medical School
Public lecture series for adults of all ages and high school students to learn about important topics in medicine and health, and the latest in medical research.

Observation/Career Shadowing Opportunities
This program enables students at Penn State University or students currently enrolled at other educational institutions to observe and/or career shadow health professionals in a variety of clinical and research areas for the purpose of enhancing their educational goals, and/or seeking a career in allied health professions or the biomedical sciences.  All inquires should be directed to Catherine Caruso at or 717-531-7579.