The University of Pennsylvania is the oldest and one of the finest medical schools in the United States. Penn is rich in tradition and heritage and at the same time consistently at the forefront of new developments and innovations in medical education and research. Since its founding in 1765 the School has been a strong presence in the community and prides itself on educating the leaders of tomorrow in patient care, biomedical research, and medical education.
At Penn academic excellence, as well as compassion for the patients we are privileged to serve, are stressed. Skillful compassion is truly a hallmark of the Penn learning experience. The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania consistently ranks among the top five in US News and World Report’s rankings of research-oriented medical schools.
Facts and Figures
- Dean: J. Larry Jameson, MD, PhD
- Over 1,900 full-time faculty members
- 725 medical students
- More than 1,000 residents and fellows
- 166 entering MD students; 24 percent underrepresented minorities (2011)
- 753 PhD students, 185 MD-PhD students, 309 masters students, and 723 post-doctoral fellows
- 3,124 full-time Perelman School of Medicine employees
- Affiliated hospitals: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, Pennsylvania Hospital