50 years of College of Medicine to be celebrated Sept. 12

HERSHEY, Pa. — Penn State College of Medicine and the departments of Humanities and Family and Community Medicine will celebrate 50 years of medical education with a special event at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 12, in the BMR Courtyard.

The event will feature a question-and-answer session where a member of the first medical school class, Dr. Fred Michel, and a current first-year medical student, Sayeh Bozorghard, will compare their experiences in medical school. A panel discussion will follow on how the proposed Innovation Pavilion will elevate the College of Medicine to the next level for training medical professionals and researchers for the future. Panelists will include Dr. Terry Wolpaw, Dr. Shou Ling Leong, Dr. Michael Green and Dr. Leslie Parent. In addition, Dr. Craig Hillemeier, dean of the College of Medicine, will provide remarks on the future vision for the college.

Refreshments will be served. Immediately after the event, all are invited to attend the meeting of the Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center Board of Directors at noon in Junker Auditorium.

To coincide with the 50th anniversary event, The Harrell Health Sciences Library: Research and Learning Commons has created a display with archived items from when the College of Medicine was being built, items from the first class of medical students, and interesting historical information on the Department of Family and Community Medicine. These displays will be available for viewing in the library through the fall.

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Last Updated September 06, 2017