Medical Scientist Training Program

annual combined degree retreat

The Penn MSTP program holds an annual retreat for all MD/PhD and VMD/PhD students, as well as, our program's directors, steering committee and staff.

Faculty and Staff interested in attending should RSVP anytime between now and Friday, July 21 to dbittner@pennmedicine.upenn.edu as there is limited space available.

2017 Retreat

Thursday, August 3, 2017 (full day)
Villanova University, Villanova, PA

Retreat Agenda

Featuring keynote speaker:

Barbara Sampson, MD, PhD
Chief Medical Examiner, City of New York
Chair, Department of Forensic Medicine, NYU

Information about Dr. Sampson's work:

Below is the transportation information to Villanova’s campus. The retreat will take place in the Connelly Center (#9 on the Campus Map)

By Car:
Directions and a map to Villanova’s campus

Parking:
Attendees are to park in the Main Lot (the one on Lancaster Ave, enter off S. Ithan Ave) and use the Guest Parking permit for access. Print parking permit.

Public transportation:
Take SEPTA’s Regional Rail Paoli/Thorndale Line to Villanova Station – directly on campus.

Directions to Connelly Center after exiting the train:
The Connelly Center is about a 5 minute walk from the train. When exiting the train you’ll need to go to the other side of the tracks via the pedestrian tunnel at the station. You will then see a building straight ahead, Mendel Science Center #36, which has an archway. Walk under the archway, then turn left onto the first road, proceed to the first road on the right and turn right. Follow that road which bends around to the left and brings you to pavement. Dead ahead is a large, black and white (3-disc) sculpture, "The Oreo". The Connelly Center is the building directly behind the Oreo, and the entrance to the upper level is another 40 yds at the front of the building. Registration will be downstairs on the lower level of the Connelly Center.

Past Speakers

Take a look at our list of previous retreat speakers

past combined degree retreats

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