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J. Larry Jameson, MD, PhD

Message from the Dean

J. Larry Jameson

Thank you for your interest in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. The Perelman School of Medicine is recognized worldwide for its superior education and training of the next generation of physician-scientists and future leaders of academic medicine. With a top five ranking from US News and World Report, the nation's oldest medical school is indeed one of its best.

Penn emphasizes intellectual achievement and compassion in our three missions of patient care, education, and research. Our students are among the finest in the nation. They are matched in quality by the high level of instruction and research that we offer. Penn ranks second in the country in research and training grants awarded to medical schools by the National Institutes of Health. Our research strengths encompass all basic science and clinical disciplines and contribute to a rich and vibrant intellectual environment that generates wide-ranging innovation and advancement in medical care.

In addition to our renowned medical school, Penn has a number of outstanding Ph.D., masters, and combined degree programs. The University of Pennsylvania Health System, which includes three nationally acclaimed hospitals, provides a superb forum for training and learning.

Penn is proud to be located in the exciting and cosmopolitan city of Philadelphia, which features the third-largest downtown in America and an enormous array of cultural, historical, and social attractions.

I urge you to browse the site and encourage you to learn more about the many wonderful programs that are available here at Penn.