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Policy and Recommendations for Perelman School of Medicine (PSOM) Travelers to International Countries at Increased Risk of Ebola


Dec 8, 2014

There are currently no changes to the Penn Medicine recommendations, regarding the Ebola outbreak, for Penn students and trainees traveling to Africa to work in a clinical and/or research setting.

For the latest information on Ebola (including a video that provides guidance for donning and doffing procedures for PPE, visit the CDC Ebola page:

October 29, 2014

UPDATE: Though no active cases of Ebola are presently confirmed in Nigeria, any Penn Medicine affiliate planning to travel to this country must first seek approval from the Global Health Program’s (GHP) office. Senegal remains on the list requiring approval as it borders Guinea. While there are no active cases in Mali, Penn Medicine continues to monitor the situation there as many persons are currently under observation. For now, Mali remains on the list of countries requiring approval from the GHP as it also borders Guinea.

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About Global Health Programs

Global Health Programs coordinates global activities of the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, and supports the international aspects of our research, educational, and service programs. Our activities include: (i) placement of Penn medical students in global health experiences and hosting of international medical students at Penn; (ii) recruitment of postdoctoral fellows who come from international institutions; (iii) facilitation of international research initiatives and sponsored programs undertaken by faculty of the Perelman School of Medicine; (iv) coordination of global activities with other schools of the University, and the Office of the Provost; (v) provision of information for faculty, students, and administration; and (vi) representation of the School of Medicine in interactions with international institutions.