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penn-state-hershey-picCurrently, Penn State Medical school students have to make the trek out to Hershey Medical Center to do their residency. Yet in a few years, students may be able to do their residency at Mount Nittany Medical Center. Why the geographical shift?

“Officials said details of the plan are still being developed and a timeline for implementation hasn’t been set, but the overall vision is to create a branch campus that could have the added benefit of attracting physicians to the area.”

According to the Centre Daily Times article, Penn State had over 617 million more dollars for research than Hershey Medical Center in 2007-2008. The dean and CEO of Hershey Medical Center, Dr. Harold Paz, said that medical students will have more opportunities for research collaboration in an academic environment if they do their residency in State College, close to campus. The best part for Penn State?

“The program won’t require its own building in State College, Paz said. A few offices, along with access to conference rooms for teaching, will be needed.”

Looks like Penn State has found  an ingenious way to retain more alumni while spending as little money as possible. Watch out, potential med students–you may never leave:

“A second benefit…is retention because doctors tend to stay and work where they were educated and trained. [Centre Medical and Surgical Associates] will be able to keep an eye on students and stay in contact with them, which will help recruit them.”

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