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Thank you for your interest in Penn Medicine, one of the world’s leading Academic Medical Centers (AMCs). The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Pennsylvania Health System – together, Penn Medicine – have achieved the rare distinction of preeminence in each mission area –education, research, and clinical care. At Penn Medicine our missions are inextricably linked and interdependent -- with clinical care inspiring research, with research providing new clinical paradigms and hope for patients, and with education occurring in an environment teeming with curiosity and rigorous standards for evidence.

Building on historic standards of excellence, our faculty are renowned for translating fundamental discoveries into faster and more accurate diagnoses and providing the most innovative therapies for diseases, whether rare or common. In emerging areas of research, such as circadian biology, epigenetics, immunotherapy, precision therapeutics, and many others, we are leading the way by translating breakthrough science into exemplary patient care. Penn Medicine is a place where our diverse faculty, students, and staff work collaboratively to inspire us with creative ideas that we disseminate around the world to improve health.

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. 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 among the top AMCs in the country in research and training grants awarded to medical schools by the National Institutes of Health and is a leader in the commercialization of discovery. Our research strengths encompass all basic science, clinical, and population science disciplines, contributing to a rich and vibrant intellectual environment that generates wide-ranging innovation and advancement in patient-centric 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 five acute-care hospitals and hundreds of outpatient centers throughout the region, 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.

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