Penn State Hershey Medicine provides a wide range of medical student education programs in both the pre-clinical and clinical years of training at Penn State College of Medicine. Please select the appropriate tab for additional information regarding these educational activities:
Updates and Changes
Students returning to Hershey for the second four week block of their clerkship, should report to at 8:00a.m. for Brief Orientation as outlined in the original orientation notification materials.
All other students should report directly to their assigned affiliate location as instructed.
Notices & Reminders
Medicine Clerkship Rotation Evaluations are sent to your student mailbox approximately mid-rotation (end of first 4-week block). These evaluations MUST be completed and presented, along with other required documentation as outlined in the Clerkship Handbook, PRIOR to the NBME Subject Exam on the last Friday of the clerkship.
Medicine Clerkship Case of the Month
The overarching educational goal of this assignment is to allow students to engage in scholarly pursuit, an important facet of internal medicine, during the clerkship.
Projects are reviewed by key members of the Department of Medicine Educational Team. Two abstracts from each clerkship block are awarded the title of "Clerkship Case of the Month". Students are encouraged to submit their abstract for consideration in other venues, including the Department of Medicine research day, as well as the ACP and SGIM regional meetings and other local, regional, and national meetings. In addition, during the academic year several monthly winners are asked to present their cases to faculty and house staff at a Department of Medicine Grand Rounds.
Below is a list of "Case of the Month" winners:
Landis, Zachary and Patel, Vijay: "Invasion of an Unlikely Host: Campylobacter Jejuni Bacteremia in an Immunocompetent Patient"
Magister, Marcus: "Cheilitis Granulomatosa: Not All Mucosal Swellings Are Angioedema"
Eyvazzadeh, Peter and Stengel, Michael: "An Oncologic Emergency: Hypercalcemia Secondary to Malignancy"
Smith, Lindsay: "An Elusive Cause to Abdominal Pain"
Cook, Lauren: "Acetaminophen Hepatotoxicity with Undectable Blood Acetaminophen Level"
Fullam, Timoty: "Acquired Angioedema" An Uncommon Presentation with an Interesting Link"
Houser, Winona: "Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia: An Unfortunate Presentation"
Mukherjee, Sucharita: "Vancomycin-Induced Drug Rash with Eosinophilia and Systemic Symptoms Syndrome"
Sylvester, Jillian: " A Complication of Diffuse Scleroderma in a 44-year-old Smoker"
De Los Reyes, Samantha and Smolcic, Elyse: "Small Bowel Obstruction Secondary to Malignancy: Surgical Intervention or Medical Palliation?"
Lavin, Shane, Patel, Amar, and Thompson, Alison: "Recognizing and treating atypicalhemolytic uremic syndrome"
Krecko, Kristina, Roberts, John, and Rush, Kimberly: "The value of clinical judgment in acute necrotizing pancreatitis"
Saseun, Christine: "Cyclic vomiting syndrome in a young adult male"
Hacken, Brittney and Perone, Michael: "Management of a retroperitoneal hemorrhage on supra-therapeutic anticoagulation therapy"