residency planning and course selection advice
All students are strongly encouraged to get advice and guidance on the application process, and there are many resources available. Students should take advantage of the general resources available, and also seek out nuanced individual advice. It is often best to seek advice both from the main residency career advisors at Penn in your chosen field and also from faculty members who are knowledgeable about additional aspects of the application process that are relevant for MD-PhDs. See below for PSOM resources, and contact Maggie if you’d like help identifying key faculty for physician-scientist advising in specific fields. In addition, Dr. Jen Kogan, Associate Dean of Student Success and Professional Development is a helpful advisor for senior MD-PhD students regarding clinical scheduling issues.
There are a bunch of excellent resources available on Penn’s website:
- The Office of Student Affairs maintains a number of helpful resources, including:
- Info about elective courses is in the Guide to Course Selection link under Core 3 of the Curriculum tab
- In addition, there is an MD-PhD student-to-student guide that is a few years old, but still has some helpful info.