MD Admissions

IMPaCT Curriculum

IMPaCT - Integrating Medicine Patient Care Transitions

The Perelman School of Medicine enjoys an international reputation for innovation in areas ranging from leadership training to global health. Our groundbreaking curriculum sets a new standard for medical education nationwide.

The three core blocks of the MD curriculum integrate 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, translational, social, clinical, and health systems sciences throughout the continuum of medical education, led by outstanding faculty committed to the privilege of teaching tomorrow's healthcare leaders.


Our training is designed to enable students to learn and work in teams throughout medical school. Our university campus provides unparalleled proximity and access to opportunities for educational enrichment at any of our leading graduate schools, innovative research centers, and renowned clinical facilities.


Numerous and diverse opportunities allow for customization of the medical education journey and pursuit of unique professional experiences so that all 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.