Pennsylvania State University-College of Medicine in Hershey

Hershey, PA

(Rating 3.6 based on 5 reviews)
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Pennsylvania State University-College of Medicine offers 90-degree programs. 1 high safety campus. 48.1% are women, and 51.9% are men. 8% percents of international students. Average salary after attending is $47,700, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in 2 years.

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In Pennsylvania State University-College of Medicine the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

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Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on Hershey Penn State College of Medicine

The campus located by 500 University Dr address in Hershey, Pennsylvania.


Hershey Penn State College of Medicine in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is a part of Pennsylvania State University-College of Medicine with 1.07% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Hershey Penn State College of Medicine are forcible sex offense, aggravated assault, and burglary.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Pennsylvania State University-College of Medicine offers 90 programs in total: 42 are for Doctor's degree-research/scholarship programs, 36 - for Master's degree, and 6 are Postbaccalaureate certificate.

This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 394 universities in Pennsylvania state. Pennsylvania State University-College of Medicine is one of the few institutions in Pennsylvania that offers a Master's degree program.


Total credit/contact hours

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Pennsylvania State University-College of Medicine provides coursework for graduate students and students with doctors professional practice.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent. The enrollment for graduates was 178 with 4277 credit hours. The doctors professional practice enrollment was 635 students.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for Pennsylvania State University-College of Medicine

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Most of the people who are giving them 1 star are people who didn't come to the ER with an emergency and had to wait, or people who don't understand HIPPA is a law. I love all the doctors who work here and trust all of them to treat me. I came to this ER once, bleeding out and they did everything they could for me and I was out in three days. These people saved my life. Be a little more grateful to the people who save lives on a regular basis and if you have an eye infection or stubbed your toe, take yourself to Patient First and stop crowding up the ERs and then get mad they take forever to see you.

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I have had 9 surgeries here, including a kidney transplant, all doctors, PAs, RNPs, and nurses have been wonderful. I have been admitted through the ER and depending on the level of my need I received either immediate attention or had to wait for several hours. However, I was always evaluated quickly to determine the severity of my reason for being there. I realize that going to the ER doesn't mean I come first. Others may have extreme needs and should be see seen first. I recommend this hospital over others.

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I received excellent, compassionate care. I had pain and was seen very quickly by ENT. The staff were kind and professional. The doctor accurately diagnosed the problem and performed a minor surgery on the first visit. I felt better immediately and within days was pain-free for the first time in weeks.

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Dislike throwing all staff away because we had terrific care through decades and our entire family. Really helpful people at Patient Relations and various departments, terrific psych department. Loved Hershey. Had a 3 year nightmare where doc after doc after doc bailed instead of standing up for a kid's care. Crazy stuff- after a certain point, no one- and we contacted administration allllll the way up- responded. We made countless attempts to problem solve in a positive way and were flatly ignored by all except patient relations- they tried and seem to be shut down. One doc? Began following me around OUTSIDE of the center, behind our backs, while we used the resources there, ' testifying' on PERSONAL matters ( which were not true. ) Like being in a bad movie. Whatever is ' wrong ' there, please be careful. Good, professional, compassionate care is there. Not for our kid but we saw it directed towards others.

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Hershey Medical Center has sharply declined over the past 15 years.My father was dying, was known for being an interesting personality, and I as the eldest son attempted to be the voice of reason for assuring my father made the transition from treating his cancer to easing his pain. Among my experiences with the staff at Penn State:The doctor that diagnosed my father as terminal assured me he had an excellent team that would sit down with my father and I to break the news, with me present. I saw no evidence that this happened and they didn't include me if it did.Despite informing two nurses of our want to have a doctor come in to break the news, with family members present; we waited several hours for a doctor to come in and be completely non-committal. He either never read the previous doctor's notes, or the previous doctor hadn't made them.I spoke to five health care professionals about my father's situation. Responses ranged from blame shifting to passive aggressiveness.No family member ever received a clear picture of my father's condition, my father never gave a clear picture of what they told him, and his poor decision making had him fighting an unbeatable battle with cancer. Much of this could have been avoided if just one health care professional had the courage to cut through the bureaucracy or follow up on a commitment.When dealing with end of life issues; one mistake is too much. Hershey Medical Center made several and are unapologetic about it. Nothing in their behavior indicates to me that they are interested in fixing it. This hospital is not worth the risk of entrusting the care of a dying loved one.

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Location & Website

Address: 500 University Drive


Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +7175318563

Institution is active in current year: 1

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