HERSHEY, Father. – Penn State College of Medicine has named Dr. Mark Stephens, professor of family and community medicine, as associate dean of medical education for the University Park Curriculum following a national search. He has held an interim position since July 1, 2021.
Stephens came to Penn State in 2016 as a clinician, scholar, and educator in the College of Medicine’s University Park Program at the University Park Regional Campus. Prior to joining the College of Medicine, he served more than 20 years as a physician in the United States Navy, retiring as chair of the Department of Family Medicine at Uniformed Services University in Bethesda, Maryland.
An avid Penn State ambassador, Stephens earned his undergraduate degree in liberal arts at Penn State and holds a master’s degree in kinesiology, also from Penn State. He received his medical degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland. Her professional interests include physician wellness, exercise medicine, and the use of art to promote professional identity formation in medical education.
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