Combined Degree and Physician Scholar Programs
The Combined Degree and Physician Scholar Programs Office serves as home base for Penn’s large and vibrant MD/PhD (MSTP) program. In addition, we provide information and resources to prospective and current Perelman medical students who are interested in our MD/Master's programs and elective year out & short-term research opportunities.
Combined Degree Programs
Students should review the MD/Master's Overview page for general information first, then visit the MD/Master's program page of interest for specific information:
Elective Research - Advising & Resources
The Combined Degree Office provides advising and resources to assist Perelman medical students, who are interested in pursuing short term and/or year out elective research opportunities:
The Combined Degree Office sponsors many events and activities for Perelman medical students throughout the year:
New grant to fund long COVID research
Friday, February 23, 2024
Funds support studies to characterize mechanisms of SARS-CoV-2 persistence in the gut, including determining the impact of viral reservoirs on gut microbiome ecosystems.
Three Penn Medicine Hospitals Receive 2024 HAP Achievement Awards
Thursday, February 22, 2024
Three Penn Medicine hospitals were honored among their peers with 2024 Achievement Awards from The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP).
Benjamin “Kyle” Potter named chair of Orthopaedic Surgery
Thursday, February 15, 2024
Benjamin “Kyle” Potter, MD, FACS, an internationally renowned physician-leader in combat casualty care, has been named chair of the department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Penn Medicine, effective June 24, 2024.