The Perelman School of Medicine’s curriculum for a traditional MD degree consists of six modules focusing on three themes: Science of Medicine, Art and Practice of Medicine, and Professionalism and Humanism. The six modules contain various courses that take four years to complete. The first three semesters are divided evenly between lectures and group and problem-based learning. The six sections are broken down into: Core Principles; Integrative Systems and Disease; Technology and Practice of Medicine; Required Clinical Clerkships; Electives, Selectives, and Scholarly Pursuit; and Professionalism and Humanism. The curriculum ranges from basic sciences and clinical decision making to communication and bioethics.
The school also offers combined degrees, including options for a PhD, JD, MBA, MBE, MSCE, MTR, MPH, and MSHP. Penn Med also has a separate Biomedical Graduate Studies program. This program includes seven graduate programs, including ones that focus on cancer biology, gene therapy, and immunology. This degree usually takes about five years to complete, and all students receive a stipend and full fellowship.
The Perelman School of Medicine has many opportunities for students to explore outside of the classroom. There are more than 50 institutes and research programs on campus. Individuals can participate in any of the 100 student organizations (ranging from the Prison Health Interest Group to a Spanish language immersion program in Mexico). Many Penn Med students also take part in running free health clinics or AIDS awareness groups. The school offers a comprehensive curriculum and multiple chances for students to get hands-on training in nearby hospitals.
In State: 10.7%
Out of State: 89.3%
In State: 14.7%
Out of State: 85.3%
Average MCAT*: 518
Average GPA (4.0 scale): 3.85
* Most schools still report their average MCAT on the old scale, so new-scale scores are often our approximation.
** Applicant and matriculant data courtesy of AAMC.
2016 NIH Awards: $392,015,147
Average MD Graduate Debt: $118,390
Faculty Student Ratio: 3
Accepts international students
2016-2017 Tuition: $54,036
2016-2017 Estimated cost of attendance: $84,557
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
3600 Market Street, Suite 240
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 662 – 4000
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