I am particularly encouraged by the emphasis that SUPERS has placed on recruiting a diverse community of student scholars. Overcoming the underrepresentation of minority, female, underprivileged and disabled students in biomedical graduate programs is a very important goal that we share.

Dr. Louise Hainline, Program Director, NIH MARC and MBRS RISE programs
Brooklyn College, CUNY
I am delighted to hear that the comprehensive recruitment plan that SUPERS developed succeeded and more impressively exceeded its goals in recruiting women and minority students, as well as students faced with physical and financial challenges.

Dr. Natalie Batmanian, Office for the Promotion of Women in Science Engineering and Math
Rutgers University

Application Status

Applications for 2015 are closed. The 2016 application is will be available in October of 2015.


If you're interested in learning about the biological/physical sciences as related to radiation-research and have a GPA >3.2, there is no better place to experience the excitement of scientific discovery and innovation than the University of Pennsylvania, School of Medicine. After your sophomore or junior year in college is an ideal time to determine how biomedical research could play a part in your future.

Application Process

The following document is the application form which you will need to fill out completely. In addition to some basic information about yourself, you will also need to include a personal statement explaining your interest in the program, two letters of recommendation, and a copy of your transcript. An official transcript will be needed upon your acceptance.

Application: PDF | DOC
Recommendation Form: PDF | DOC

Electronic Submission

Please set the subject of the e-mail to SUPERS Application and send it to tuttle@uphs.upenn.edu.

Submit Via Mail

Dr. Stephen Tuttle
8-131 Smilow Center
3400 Civic Center Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19104

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