60th anniversary of md-phd program

The Penn MD/PhD program is celebrating its 60th Anniversary! Current MD/PhD students, MD/PhD alumni, faculty and staff are invited to join us in celebrating this special milestone.

60th Anniversary of MD/PhD Program
Wednesday, March 27, 2019
12:00 - 7:00 PM
Smilow Auditorium/Commons


All events will take place at:

Auditorium and Commons (i.e. Lobby area)
Smilow Center for Translational Research (SCTR)
3400 Civic Center Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA 19104

For information on places to park on campus, visit the Penn Public Parking Locations.


You can now watch the day's events online. Click on the link: MD/PhD 60th Anniversary Symposium

11:00 – 12:00   Registration/Check-in

12:00 – 1:00     Lunch

Including 2 special interest lunches (limited space):

  • MD-PhD Training and Careers in Humanities/Social Sciences (moderator: Jaimo Ahn 03')

          Chris Feudtner ‘95, Vanessa Northington Gamble ‘83, Amol Navathe ‘10

  • Career Paths in Industry for MD/PhDs (moderator: Aimee Payne)

          Christina Coughlin ‘99, Joshua Friedman '98, Barry Gertz ‘79, David Lindsay ‘TBD

1:15 – 1:45       Welcome and opening remarks

  • Jon Epstein, Executive Vice Dean and Chief Scientific Officer, Perelman School of Medicine
  • Skip Brass, Associate Dean and Director, MD/PhD Program

        "How we became The Best MSTP in the GalaxyTM"

1:45 – 3:15       Alumni Talks: "Life since Penn: Looking back and looking ahead" (moderator: Rahul Kohli)

3:15 – 3:45       Mid-day break

3:45 – 4:30       Career panel: Opportunities outside academia (moderator: Aimee Payne)

4:30 – 5:15       Career panel: Opportunities in academia (moderator: Ben Stanger)

5:15 – 5:30       Closing: "Back to the Future" (Skip Brass)

5:30 – 6:00       Reception

6:00 – 7:00       Dinner

Speakers and panelists

Visit Speakers and Panelists to see all of the speaker/panelist bios. 


Invited MD/PhD Students, MD/PhD Alumni, Faculty, and Staff, please complete a Registration Form.

- Special Interest lunches: space is limited. Please check the box on your registration form, if you’re interested in attending one. We’ll send confirmation/update closer to the time to let everyone who expressed interest know whether they have a spot at one of the interest lunches or will be part of the general lunch.

- After you submit your registration form, you will receive an email confirmation detailing your selections.

- If your plans change, please email Amy Nothelfer to update your RSVP.

Registration Deadlines:
MD/PhD Students: March 1
MD/PhD Alumni, Faculty, Staff: March 13

Dress code

As is our tradition for our events: dress code casual


If you have any questions, please contact Amy Nothelfer.

also announcing. . .

The Medical Scientist Training Program is celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the VMD/PhD program by holding a Symposium from March 21-22, 2019. For more information and to register, visit VMD/PhD 50th Anniversary