Welcome to the Primary Care Pathway Program

We are committed to training our students to provide comprehensive, high-value, patient-centered care, founded on evidence-based principles, with outstanding communication and empathy. This program will not only accomplish this goal, but will also foster our students’ ability to think about the transformation of health care delivery to optimize preventive measures in promoting health.

- Suzi Rose, Senior Vice Dean for Medical Education, Perelman School of Medicine

The Primary Care Pathway Program is designed to prepare Perelman School of Medicine students for Primary Care careers in:

  • Family medicine
  • General internal medicine
  • Geriatrics
  • Outpatient pediatrics

The program offers rich experiences in the five component areas represented below. Students may apply in their first, second or third year of medical school at Penn.



  • Methods Matter: Understanding and Measuring Race and Racism in Health Research

    Penn’s Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics (Penn LDI) and Department of Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Informatics in-person conference, “Methods Matter: Understanding and Measuring Race and Racism in Health Research” is happening on Sept. 29, 2023. The conference will convene national experts across multiple disciplines to critically assess the state of the field with the ultimate goal of moving the science on the links between race, racism and health forward. Find more information  here.   

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