MD Program

Graduates of the Perelman School of Medicine are more than exceptional physicians: they are game changers that have transformed the health of the world.

Gail Morrison, Senior Vice Dean for Education
Professor of Medicine
Director of Academic Programs

Learning for Life

Learning for Life

The Perelman School of Medicine enjoys an international reputation for innovation in areas ranging from leadership training to global health. Our groundbreaking curriculum  set a new standard for medical education nationwide.

The six-module MD curriculum integrates basic sciences and clinical experience from day one. It teaches students self-directed lifelong learning skills, interdisciplinary teamwork and technological proficiency in the practice of evidence-based medicine and patient-centered care.


Integration of basic and clinical sciences are taught by outstanding faculty committed to teaching throughout all years of medical education.


Educational program designed to learn and work in teams throughout medical school. One University campus provides availability and opportunities for educational enrichment. Dynamically evolving curriculum with the changing paradigm of health care locally, nationally, and globally.


Diverse opportunities allow customization of medical education so that your specific interests and career goals can be attained.


A Unique Opportunity in Medical Education 

Our One University concept encourages students to broaden their studies by taking courses in other schools at Penn without additional cost.

Medical students can customize their education to suit their interests. More than 50 percent of each class remains at Penn beyond four years to take advantage of resources for dual degrees, certificates, global health experiences, and research.


Admissions Vision Statement

To select leaders in medicine to excel in the clinical, educational, and research missions for our society. The admissions process welcomes students to join with us
in researching such a goal. Selection is based on a holistic review because different races, cultures, ethnicities, sexual orientations, perspectives, educational
backgrounds, socioeconomic levels and life experiences are important in our educational community and team centered curriculum.

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