Office of Admissions and Financial Aid

We are the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania -- the Nation's First -- and the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania -- the nation's first hospital built by a medical school. Our heritage is the cornerstone for our future and the legacy which supports our pursuit of the highest standards in education, research, and patient care.


We are pleased to announce that the Perelman School of Medicine will be hosting three upcoming information sessions for prospective students who are interested in learning more about applying to our institution. We will be offering these sessions on the following dates (preregistration is preferred, click here):

Wednesday, April 9, 2014 1:30-3:30 pm (Room location: BRB 251)

Wednesday, June 11, 2014 1:30-3:30 pm (Room location TBA)

Wednesday, July 16, 2014 1:30-3:30 pm (Room location TBA)



All official decisions have been released. Please check your status page at

Perelman School of Medicine Transfer Policy:

The Perelman School of Medicine does not have a transfer program with advanced standing. Please refer to the AAMC and their website for institutions who will accept transfer students.

From the Vice Dean of Medical Education:

Dear Prospective Student,

As the nation's first medical school and hospital, we have a long standing commitment to education, research and patient care. Our commitment to education requires that we not only educate our students in the basic and clinical science of medicine to meet the health care needs of their patients but to address the concerns of our current health care environment. You will be faced with ethical issues not previously encountered by physicians. The current crisis in the cost of health care has had a definite impact on the way we practice medicine. We are committed to preparing our students to meet these challenges and to be the future leaders of the medical community.

We continue to be at the forefront of major educational innovation by providing a comprehensive curriculum that can be designed to fit an individual's career goal, be it research, clinical practice, or a dual degree program. Our faculty are truly dedicated to this curriculum and continue to develop new methods of education and evaluation to improve the medical student's experience.

Our goal is to provide you the opportunity to grow both personally and professionally. You are the future of our profession, the ones who will take the lead in charting the course of medical care for the next several decades. You will be faced with issues that we cannot even predict at this point. It is our belief that your medical education at Penn will prepare you to meet this challenge.

Gail Morrison, M.D.
Senior Vice Dean of Education
Professor of Medicine
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Office of Admissions and Financial Aid
Suite 100 Stemmler Hall
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6056
Telephone: 215.898.8001
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Page Updated: 02-Apr-2014