Penn State College of Medicine Primary Care Scholars Program
May 16 to May 27, 2016
The Penn State College of Medicine Primary Care Scholars Program is an exceptional opportunity for undergraduate students to receive exposure to medical school and issues in primary care.
First week, Scholar students come to Penn State’s College of Medicine campus in Hershey to learn about important issues in health care delivery and primary care, medical school admissions, financial aid, and the medical school's curriculum process. There are numerous opportunities for Scholar students to interact with medical students and faculty and learn about the philosophy and practice of primary care within the disciplines of family medicine, internal medicine, and pediatrics. Large and small didactic groups, discussion groups, seminar presentations, and informal gatherings are the methods of instruction.
Second week of the program is a clinical experience in which the student shadows a family physician, general pediatrician, or general internist. If the student chooses, this could be a location near his/her college or hometown.
College students who attend participating partner colleges and universities and who have completed their sophomore year are eligible. Post baccalaureate students may also apply. Students apply through their college pre-health advisors, who send the completed applications to the primary care office at Penn State University College of Medicine. A panel, similar in many respects to the admissions committee, reviews the applications and selects approximately 30 students per year to participate in the program.
Special consideration is given to students interested in primary care fields, those who are considered likely to practice in underserved rural or urban settings, and underrepresented minorities.
Completed application materials are to be submitted to Dr. Joseph P. Ardizzi, room 145 HSC, by 4:30 PM on Friday 5 February. Please see attachments for further information and application instructions, forms, and documents.