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Curriculum Innovations

Design of curriculum

The curriculum allows students to customize their medical education to meet their specific needs, clinical interest, and career plans. More than 50% of each class remain at Penn for more than four years to utilize the School's resources for research, global health, dual degrees, and certificates.

DUAL DEGREES

The flexibility of the curriculum allows students to earn dual degrees through any school at the University of Pennsylvania. The degrees offered through the Perelman School of Medicine are:

CERTIFICATES

The School offers specialized program concentrations:

The certificates can be completed within the four year program.

FIFTH-YEAR FELLOWSHIPS

For students wanting to spend additional time delving into a subject, the school offers a “Year-Out” option with a wide range of funding available, including:


EDUCATIONAL TRAINING ENHANCEMENTS

LEADERSHIP TRAINING

The Perelman School of Medicine and Wharton collaborated on designing a new model for medical education – small-group teams. Used throughout the curriculum, the teams teach students how to work effectively in a team and the importance to physicians of basic team skills.

 

VIRTUAL CURRICULUM

The School stands in the forefront of computer resources, most available in formats compatible with iPods and MP3’s, offering:

 

Health Care Delivery in non-traditional programs

GLOBAL AND COMMUNITY HEALTH

Penn offers a non-traditional hands-on approach to global and community health service.

LEAPP

(Longitudinal Experience to Appreciate the Patient's Perspective) This unique program exposes students to the biopsychosocial module of disease by pairing them with chronically ill patients throughout Module 3.

 
 

Page Updated: 29-Jul-2014