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

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This medicine clerkship is an immersive experience into the world of internal medicine. Students will be key team members on an inpatient medicine hospital service and also have an opportunity to explore one of the many subspecialties within internal medicine including allergy and immunology, cardiology, endocrinology, geriatrics, gastroenterology, hematology, oncology, infectious diseases, nephrology, pulmonary and palliative care. The medicine clerkship will provide an opportunity for students to closely interact with a wide range of patients with both acute and chronic illness. Students will experience a wide range of educational activities, including bedside rounding, case-based discussions, formal didactics, and simulation.

During the medicine rotation, students will:

  • Gain the foundational clinical skills and knowledge, team skills, communication skills, and health systems knowledge necessary to provide excellent care to hospitalized patients with both acute and chronic illness.
  • Experience the role of both primary provider as well as subspecialty consultant for medically complex patients, and
  • Observe the broad and deep range of potential career paths in the field of Medicine.


  • Hershey Medical Center/Penn State College of Medicine
  • Holy Spirit Hospital
  • Lebanon VA
  • UPMC Pinnacle
  • York Hospital

Contact Us

Dr. Nicholas Duca
Clerkship Director

Frederick Porter
Clerkship Coordinator
717-531-0003, ext. 280227

University Park

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Contact Us

Dr. Ryan Ridenour
(814) 278-4818


Mount Nittany Medical Center
1800 East Park Avenue
State College, PA 16803