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Research and Quality Improvement at Penn State Health
Penn State Health and Penn State College of Medicine are committed to developing the next generation of physician-scientists, whose research work will improve and provide new options for clinical care.
In addition to these efforts, the academic health system strives for continuous quality improvement (QI) in practice, and believes trainees can lead the way in driving changes that make things better for coworkers, safer for patients and more efficient for the system as a whole.
Learn more about specific research and QI initiatives below.
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Physician Scientist Training Program
Penn State College of Medicine and Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center are committed to becoming a destination for physician-scientists at all career stages by creating a sustainable physician-scientist career development pipeline.
The Penn State Physician-Scientist Training Program (PSTP) is tailored for residents and fellows who are interested in making research a significant part of their career, and also includes MD students, MD/PhD students, research staff and junior faculty.
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Resident/Fellow Research Day
The annual Resident/Fellow Research Day is held each spring on and around Penn State Health Milton S. Medical Center in Hershey, Pa.
The intent of the event is to provide an opportunity for residents and fellows to showcase their research accomplishments to their peers in other clinical departments, as well as their colleagues in the basic sciences.
Trainees present posters and oral presentations on research and quality improvement topics.
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