Penn State Proud


  • More than 170 of our physicians have earned a Best Doctors® distinction.

  • We are a Magnet-designated hospital.

  • We are a Blue Distinction Center+ for Cardiac Care and Knee and Hip Replacement, and a Blue Distinction Center for Bariatric Surgery, Rare Cancers, Transplants, and Spine Surgery.

  • We perform the region’s only bone marrow stem cell and kidney transplants for pediatric patients.

  • Vizient, an organization that analyzes quality and safety for university health systems like ours, ranked us #7 out of 100 institutions in 2016.


Did you know?

  • Since the first medical class graduated in 1971, our faculty and alumni have pioneered advances in artificial heart technology, neonatology, cancer research, cancer treatment, and more.

  • We were the first medical college in the U.S. to start a Department of Humanities and Department of Family and Community Medicine.

  • In fall 2014, we unveiled our cutting-edge Systems Navigation Curriculum (SyNC). First-year students study public health topics and are able to dive into clinical settings as Patient Navigators—student liaisons who help facilitate a smoother patient experience.