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

October 14, 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.

October 2, 2014

In light of ongoing events linked to the Ebola Virus disease outbreak, we include herein the PSOM policy for University-sanctioned travel to Africa by students and trainees enrolled in PSOM MD, PhD, MD-PhD, MA, and BPP programs.

The PSOM relies on the CDC as the primary source of information for both this policy and updates on the Ebola outbreak. Updates are posted weekly on the Global Health Programs (GHP) website ( and the Botswana-UPenn Partnership website ( The latest Ebola information from the CDC can be found at

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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.