The PULSE course will be held again this upcoming fall! Our topic for 2016 will be Musculoskeletal System and Orthopedics. This year we are excited to unveil a new professional development aspect to our program.

We are currently not able to offer the course for credit or offer transportation. 


2 July, 2016

All notifications of acceptance will be sent out on July 11, 2016.

29 May, 2016

Applicants, please do not drop transcripts off at the main hospital. Please email hmcpulse@gmail.com and we will schedule a time to meet with you to get your transcripts.

9 April, 2016

We want to let you know about an exciting volunteer opportunity here at Penn State College of Medicine called Kiss Hershey Back. KHB is an annual community clean-up event and is being held on Saturday, May 7th, this year from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM with a post-event from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM, which will feature free food, family-friendly activities, and guest lectures on local environmental issues. For more information or to sign up, please go to http://kisshersheyback.blogspot.com/

Note: KHB is in no way affiliated with PULSE and your participation in KHB will not affect your odds of acceptance into the PULSE program.

1 April, 2016

The 2016-2017 PULSE Application is now live. Please go to the Course Application tab to find the application and requirements.

 What is PULSE? 

A novel collaboration between medical students and high school students, the PULSE program is a semester long academic course taught at the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center from 4:00 to 6:30 pm on Mondays in the fall. PULSE aims to cultivate interest in medicine and healthcare by introducing high school students to medical topics through lectures, facilitated small group learning experiences, and supplemental activities (e.g. laboratories, simulations, exhibits, student presentations).

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Mission Statement

The purpose of PULSE is to interact with high school students from surrounding communities in order to foster an interest in medicine through interactive lectures, problem based learning sessions, supplemental activities and shadowing opportunities.  Penn State medical students will be an integral part of the chosen students’ learning experience by acting as mentors and case facilitators throughout the course.  In doing so, it is our goal to enrich the students’ current approach to acquiring knowledge in scientific endeavors, to enhance critical thinking skills, and to provide important information for educational options and career paths in medicine. 

PULSE is a student group at the Penn State College of Medicine in Hershey, Pennsylvania. Information and opinions expressed on this site are the sole responsibility of PULSE and may or may not reflect the views of the Pennsylvania State University or the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.

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