University of Pennsylvania (Perelman)

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237 John Morgan Building, 3620 Hamilton Walk
Philadelphia, PA 19104


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U.S. News Rankings

Ranking score and category
Research rank Category Name
#4 Best Research
Ranking score and category
Primary care rank Category Name
#13 Best Primary Care


#10 in AIDS
#1 in Pediatrics

Medical School Overview

The Perelman School of Medicine at University of Pennsylvania has an application deadline of October 15. The application fee at University of Pennsylvania is $80. Its tuition is Full-time: $48,738. The faculty-student ratio at University of Pennsylvania is 4.0:1. The Perelman School of Medicine has 3,921 full- and part-time faculty on staff.

The University of Pennsylvania was home to the first medical school and first school hospital in the country. Today, the School of Medicine is affiliated with the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, and Pennsylvania Hospital.

Students can earn M.D., Ph.D., M.D.-Ph.D., master’s, M.D.-master’s, or post-doctoral degrees. Students can double up on degrees at any other school at Penn, such as the highly ranked Wharton School. There are also certificate programs in areas like Global Health, Women’s Health, and Aging.

Medical students learn through a course of six different modules, often in small groups that stress effective leadership and teamwork for physicians. Students can get hands-on experience in simulation facilities like the Flyers/76ers Surgery Theatre or can get involved in more than 50 centers and institutes. Penn Medicine faculty and students are often active throughout the Philadelphia community, too, running free health clinics, AIDS awareness programs, and more.

There are close to 100 student organizations to check out, from Penn Med SALSA to the Prison Health Interest Group. The school offers various global health opportunities, including a Spanish language immersion program in Mexico and South America. Students can live on the Penn campus in University City or can find off-campus housing throughout Philadelphia.

Notable alumni of the Penn School of Medicine include two Nobel Prize winners, Michael Stuart Brown and Stanley Prusiner, and George McClellan, the founder of Jefferson Medical College, now known as Thomas Jefferson University.


Applications accepted June 1 (Begins)
October 15 (Ends)
Application fee $80
AMCAS application accepted Yes
AACOMAS application accepted No


Full-time faculty 2,657
Full-time faculty-student ratio 4.0:1

Student Body

Total medical school enrollment 665
Gender distribution
Gender distribution



Full-time: $48,738

Required fees $3,740


Graduates admitted to their first-choice residency program N/A
Most popular residency and specialty programs (2012 and 2013 classes)
anesthesiology orthopaedic surgery
dermatology pediatrics
emergency medicine psychiatry
internal medicine surgery - general

* Medical School Overview details based on 2013 data

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