medical scientist training program

penn interviews

Our interview program is a day and a half long. Candidates who are selected for interview will be invited to attend on a particular set of dates, during which their graduate group of interest will be highlighted. There is some variation in the schedule, depending on graduate group, but the general schedule below is typical.

Penn does not cover travel expenses, but does provide lodging for your visit.

THURSDAY Orientation Day (casual dress)

by 12:15pm Check-in at the Combined Degree Office - Suite 100 Annex, 104 Stemmler Hall
12:30pm - 2:00pm Lunch and MD/PhD orientation
2:15pm - 4:00pm Graduate group activities and possibly an interview
4:00pm - 5:00pm Tour with MD/PhD students
5:00pm - ? Dinner with MD/PhD students


FRIDAY Interview Day with additional activities

8:00am - 10:00am Optional class attendance and/or possible interview
10:00am - 10:45am Medical School orientation
11:00am - 12:45pm Interview block with either graduate group or MD/PhD committee faculty
1:00pm - 1:45pm Lunch
2:00pm - 4:00pm Interview block with either graduate group or MD/PhD committee faculty
4:00pm - 5:00pm Wrap up and reception
5:00pm - ? Optional activities with students - see Philadelphia!