Diversity and Inclusivity
Biomedical Graduate Studies seeks to draw students from diverse backgrounds, including diversity of work and life experiences, interests, culture, socioeconomic status, race and/or ethnicity, sexual orientation, and disability. The Office of IDEAL (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Learner) Research provides support for BGS students from a variety of backgrounds and includes pipeline programs at the undergraduate and post-baccalaureate levels for students interested in PhD training.
The University of Pennsylvania is committed to providing an accessible and inclusive environment where all students have access to our programs. The following resources are provided in support of graduate students with a variety of backgrounds and needs.
- International Students
- Students of Diverse Backgrounds
- First Generation, Low Income Students
- Undocumented Students
- LGBTQ Students
- Students with Children
- Students with Disabilities
BGS students participate in a variety of organizations for the support of historically underrepresented groups, including the following: