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Welcome to the Office of Graduate Education at Penn State Hershey College of Medicine

The Graduate School at Penn State is one of the largest in the nation, with more than 10,000 graduate students enrolled at the University Park, Harrisburg, Erie, Great Valley, and Hershey campuses.

The College of Medicine offers a variety of education programs leading to the Ph.D., MS and MPH degrees. We also offer several combined degree programs. For those looking to complement their existing knowledge, we offer several graduate certificate programs.

We invite you to explore our website. If you are interested in biomedical science or public health, we are sure you will find a program for you.

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In the news

· Dec. 3, 2015: MD/Ph.D. Student Named 2015 Science and SciLifeLab Prize Grand Prize Winner (Penn State News)

Allison Cleary, an MD/Ph.D. student at Penn State College of Medicine, was named the 2015 Science & SciLifeLab Prize grand prize winner. Her winning essay, “Teamwork: The Tumor Cell Edition,” appears in the Dec. 4 edition of Science and describes her work while in Dr. Edward Gunther’s lab. Cleary looked at the role of breast cancer cell subpopulations in tumor development and progression. This research was an April 3, 2014 cover story in the journal Nature, one of the most prestigious scientific journals in the world. Read more about Cleary’s MD/Ph.D research at Penn State College of Medicine.

· July 23, 2015: Homeland Security Program Graduate Put Knowledge to Use During Boston Marathon Bombing (Penn State Medicine)

When Charlotte Palmer Roy graduated from Penn State College of Medicine’s graduate program in homeland security in 2012, she had no idea her newfound knowledge would be put to the ultimate test just one year later during the Boston Marathon bombing. Palmer Roy is the emergency management coordinator at Newton-Wellesley Hospital outside Boston. See how her Penn State graduate degree prepared her for the challenge.

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