Medical Scientist Training Program

Facts and Figures

Three Female Studentsstudent body

  • Over 180 students - one of the largest programs in the country
  • Our students are in 11 different graduate groups: biomedical graduate studies groups plus bioengineering, health care management, history and sociology of science, and anthropology.

faculty and research

  • 650 faculty are members of Biomedical Graduate Studies Groups
  • Nearly half of Penn School of Medicine faculty who are members of BGS are physician scientists
  • 1.44 M net square feet of research space, much of which is new or newly renovated

history / alumni

  • Founded in 1958 - one of the oldest programs in the country
  • One of the largest Medical Scientist Training Program grants in the country
  • Over 550 alumni
  • Approximately 80% of those who had completed residency training at our last comprehensive review were physician-scientists in academic medicine, research institutes or industry

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