Family Leave Policy
Can I start a family during MD-PhD training? Yes.
Policies for family leave are governed by whether a student is in the MD or PhD phase of training. Generally, students take up to 8 weeks paid parental leave, but longer term leave can be arranged upon request.
For students in the MD phase: https://www.med.upenn.edu/student/loa.html
For students in the PhD phase: https://catalog.upenn.edu/pennbook/family-friendly-policies-phd-students/