The University of Pennsylvania offers a robust research environment for MD-PhD students. Although most trainees are enrolled in PhD programs that are part of the Biomedical Graduate Studies (BGS) umbrella organization, others are taking advantage of the resources of one of the premier universities in the United States:

phd programs

md-phd student theses

Take a look at our list of student thesis defenses

faculty and research

  • 650 faculty are members of Biomedical Graduate Studies Groups
  • Nearly half of Penn School of Medicine faculty who are members of BGS are physician scientists
  • 3rd rated overall in amount of NIH research funding; 1st in NIH research training funding
  • 1.44 M net square feet of research space, much of which is new or newly renovate

centers and institutes

Perelman School of Medicine Centers and Institutes

research highlights

See Penn research and health system highlights