Biomedical Graduate Student Association (BGSA)

  • Pancreatic tumor cells stained for YFP (cyan), E - Cadherin (red), Cytokeratin-19 (green), with nuclei counterstained with DAPI (blue). Image credit: Amine Sahmoud, Stanger Lab, Penn Medicine.

  • Penn Science Diplomacy Group, AAAS Conference 2016

  • Penn Graduate Women in Science & Engineering (PGWISE) Career Panel & Outreach Event, 2016

Welcome to BGSA

The Biomedical Graduate Student Association (BGSA) is the coordinating student body charged with representing all students enrolled in the Biomedical Graduate Studies program at the University of Pennsylvania. We monitor issues of importance to the biomedical graduate student community, represent the concerns of biomedical graduate students to the University administration, and advocate for changes to enhance the quality of biomedical graduate education. We also serve as a liaison among the student populations of the biomedical graduate programs and sponsor both academic and social events of interest to the biomedical graduate student community.

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The BGSA Executive Board is committed to representing the interests of BGS students. We meet regularly with the BGS director to discuss common issues students are having that have been brought to our attention. If you have any suggestions, questions, comments, or concerns that you would like to have addressed, please let us know in our Student Feedback Survey.  



BGSA GA Meeting: Monday, November 6th  — 5:45PM-6:45 PM 

Location: Smilow Center for Translational Research 11-146AB

Agenda: Finance Updates, Merit Requests, Upcoming Social Event Updates, GAPSA Updates, BGS Mental Health Survey, Voting on Updated BGSA By-Laws, Outreach Development, & free dinner!

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