The Penn Difference

Why Choose Penn?

A Multidisciplinary Approach

Penn's treatment model is multidisciplinary and patient-centered. Our residents work with top clinicians and researchers from medical oncology, surgery, pathology, imaging, and other disciplines.

Diverse Modalities and Populations

Penn's patient volume is high, with over 47,000 new patient visits each year. Residents train with a full range of modalities at the Penn Campus and our affiliate institutions, and the Department of Radiation Oncology houses the nation's most comprehensive proton therapy program.

Structured, Hands-On Learning with Expert Faculty

Penn's curriculum is both professional and structured in nature.  We set clear objectives for learning and rotation guidelines which set up residents for success.  Our end-of-rotation exams give residents valuable experience as they simulate the ABR Part III exam. You'll learn with our large and talented faculty. Our team includes over 85 academic faculty and eight tenured physicians.

Distinguished Preparation

Over the last decade, Penn has prepared nearly 40 residents. An equal number of residents have gone on to successful careers in clinical practice and academia.

Life in Philadelphia

The University of Pennsylvania is located in the heart of Philadelphia, an exciting city that is also very livable and surprisingly affordable. At Penn, you will have access to everything the University has to offer. In the nearby area, you can get in touch with history, visit great museums and parks, tune in to music and theater, and of course, enjoy college and professional sports.

City Guides

Visit Philly

The city’s visitor and tourism site, Visit Philadelphia, provides an extensive list of things to do, places to stay, and where to eat in the five counties that make up the Philadelphia region.


The go-to resource for awesome things to do in Greater Philadelphia.

Discover Philadelphia 

The city’s global convention and visitor site provides information for travel professionals, meeting planners, and the hospitality industry, as well as news about upcoming special events.