All applications must be complete with required materials (verified primary, supplemental, supplemental fee payment, MCAT, and required letters of recommendation) by November 15 at 11:59pm EST.
Invitations for interview will start in late August (by email notification and in the Applicant Portal). Review of applications is not first-in, first-out as applications undergo multiple reviews before interview decisions are made.
The Perelman School of Medicine (PSOM) acknowledges that some undergraduate institutions are converting entirely to pass/fail (P/F) grading this semester, while others are offering students the option to select P/F or continue with the institution's typical grading system. PSOM will continue to welcome applications from students from all institutions, regardless of the grading policy under the current pandemic. We have a holistic admissions process that prioritizes myriad attributes we value in our applicants beyond course grades alone. Any PSOM applicant who was provided the option to continue with the typical grading system but elected P/F for courses that are prerequisites for medical school entrance will be required to provide a written explanation on the PSOM secondary application regarding the decision to elect P/F.
For additional information, please see the Admissions section of our site.
Perelman School of Medicine:Vision — Nerve — Heart
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Learning for Life
Learning for Life
The Perelman School of Medicine enjoys an international reputation for innovation in areas ranging from leadership training to global health. Our groundbreaking curriculum set a new standard for medical education nationwide.
The six-module MD curriculum integrates basic sciences and clinical experience from day one. It teaches students self-directed lifelong learning skills, interdisciplinary teamwork and technological proficiency in the practice of evidence-based medicine and patient-centered care.
Integration of basic and clinical sciences are taught by outstanding faculty committed to teaching throughout all years of medical education.
Educational program designed to learn and work in teams throughout medical school. One University campus provides availability and opportunities for educational enrichment. Dynamically evolving curriculum with the changing paradigm of health care locally, nationally, and globally.
Diverse opportunities allow customization of medical education so that your specific interests and career goals can be attained.
A Unique Opportunity in Medical Education
Medical students can customize their education to suit their interests. More than 50 percent of each class remains at Penn beyond four years to take advantage of resources for dual degrees, certificates, global health experiences, and research.
Admissions Vision Statement
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania will select students who will become future physician leaders in health care, advancing science and discovery and furthering the clinical, educational, research, health policy and medical entrepreneurial missions for our society. Graduates of the Perelman School of Medicine will be leading advocates for these endeavors within their local environment as well as for the health of national and international communities. We strive to recruit a diverse and inclusive class that reflects these goals.
Principles of Selection at PSOM:
Selection is based on a holistic review because different ancestry, gender, cultures, ethnicities, religions, sexual orientation, perspectives, educational backgrounds and accomplishments, socioeconomic levels and life experiences enrich our educational community and team-centered curriculum. Successful candidates demonstrate academic excellence, commitment to community service, scholarly/research achievement and leadership ability.