MD Admissions

Dear Prospective Applicants,
Thank you for your interest in the Perelman School of Medicine! Your decision to pursue a career in healthcare is an incredibly important one, and we welcome the opportunity to be part of your medical training. Caring for patients is a privilege, and aspiring physicians like you provide us with tremendous hope and inspiration for the future. There has never been a more exciting time to practice medicine, with a steady stream of game-changing discoveries and technological breakthroughs improving patient outcomes and clinical care delivery. Innovation in medicine is a defining characteristic of PSOM, as is our commitment to prepare our students to become tomorrow's leaders in whatever career path they choose.

Dr. Neha Vapiwala, Associate Dean of Admissions, Perelman School of Medicine

Perelman School of Medicine MD Admissions


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:

Student selection is a multifactorial process that emphasizes holistic review. Aspects considered include academic performance, breadth and depth of life experiences and personal attributes. Diversity, equity and inclusion are core missions of our institution. We strive for representation in our class from a variety of demographic, educational and socioeconomic backgrounds. Successful candidates demonstrate academic excellence, commitment to community service, scholarly achievement and leadership ability.

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