Family and Community Medicine

Family and Community Medicine offers clerkships for students in the University Park and Hershey tracks at their respective locations.

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Hershey Clerkship

This longitudinal clerkship is largely an ambulatory care educational experience in Family Medicine residency programs and academic practices. The goals of the clerkship are to help students to integrate basic science and clinical knowledge and to apply them to patient care, to learn skills important in Family Medicine and to experience, first hand, the practice of family physicians. Family Medicine is a specialty with emphasis in breadth rather than depth and is associated with great diversity in patients’ ages and types of medical problems. Continuity, preventive medicine, evidence-based health care, and family issues are emphasized. Minor office procedures, obstetrics, women’s health, sports medicine, community medicine are part of many family practices.

The clerkship syllabus and all clerkship materials can be found on SIMBA for current Penn State College of Medicine students.

The clerkship experience is designed for students:

  1. To participate in an outpatient family medicine practice with emphasis in family oriented comprehensive care.
  2. To develop knowledge, skills and attitude for identifying, evaluation, and managing common medical problems as presented in the practice of family medicine.
  3. To develop, expand, and apply basic medical problem-solving skills; areas of emphasis will include medical interviewing, the physical examination, patient management, patient education and health promotion, and appropriate follow-up.
  4. To develop an awareness of the impact of community dynamics, care coordination services, and resources upon the practice of family medicine.
  5. The clerkship experience is designed for students to follow patients longitudinally and establish a mentoring relation with a select few preceptors at their clinical site.

Contact Us

Dr. Jennifer Grana
Clerkship Director
jgrana@pennstatehealth.psu.edu
717-531-8736

Dr. Anthony Dambro
Assistant Clerkship Director
adambro@pennstatehealth.psu.edu
717-531-8736

Diane Ferron
Clerkship Coordinator
dferron@pennstatehealth.psu.edu
717-531-8736

Locations

  • Lancaster General Health | Lancaster, PA
  • PSHMG – Camp Hill | Camp Hill, PA
  • PSHMG – Elizabethtown | Elizabethtown, PA
  • PSHMG – Harrisburg | Harrisburg, PA
  • PSHMG – Hershey | Hershey, PA
  • PSHMG – Mechanicsburg | Mechanicsburg, PA
  • PSHMG – Middletown | Middletown, PA
  • PSHMG – Mount Joy | Mount Joy, PA
  • PSHMG – Nyes Road | Harrisburg, PA
  • PSHMG – Palmyra | Palmyra, PA
  • PSHMG – Windmere | State College, PA
  • Reading Hospital Tower Health | Reading, PA
  • WellSpan York Hospital | York, PA

University Park

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University Park Clerkship

This clerkship is largely an ambulatory care educational experience in Family Medicine residency programs and academic practices. The goals of the clerkship are to help students to integrate basic science and clinical knowledge and to apply them to patient care, to learn skills important in Family Medicine and to experience, first hand, the practice of family physicians. Family Medicine is a specialty with emphasis in breadth rather than depth and is associated with great diversity in patients’ ages and types of medical problems. Continuity, preventive medicine, evidence-based health care, and family issues are emphasized. Minor office procedures, obstetrics, women’s health, sports medicine, community medicine are part of many family practices.

The clerkship syllabus and all clerkship materials can be found on SIMBA for current Penn State College of Medicine students.

The clerkship experience is designed for students:

  1. To participate in an outpatient family medicine practice with emphasis in family oriented comprehensive care.
  2. To develop knowledge, skills and attitude for identifying, evaluation, and managing common medical problems as presented in the practice of family medicine.
  3. To develop, expand, and apply basic medical problem-solving skills; areas of emphasis will include medical interviewing, the physical examination, patient management, patient education and health promotion, and appropriate follow-up.
  4. To develop an awareness of the impact of community dynamics, care coordination services, and resources upon the practice of family medicine.
  5. The clerkship experience is designed for students to follow patients longitudinally and establish a mentoring relation with a select few preceptors at their clinical site.

Contact

Contact Us
Dr. Mark Stephens
Clerkship Co-Director
mstephens3@pennstatehealth.psu.edu
(814) 689-6737

Dr. Kristen Grine
Clerkship Co-Director
kgrine@pennstatehealth.psu.edu
(814) 689-4980

Locations

Penn State Medical Group 303 Benner Pike
Benner Pike 31
State College, PA 16801

Penn State Medical Group Colonnade
32 Colonnade Way
State College, PA 16803

Penn State Medical Group Park Avenue
1850 East Park Avenue
Suite 207
State College, PA 16803

Penn State Medical Group Windmere Centre
476 Rolling Ridge Dr.
Suite 101
State College, PA 16801