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Contacts

Website: http://www.med.upenn.edu
Phone: 215-898-8001
Admissions e-mail: admiss@mail.med.upenn.edu
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US.

Program Information

Curriculum

  • Doctor of Medicine (M.D.)
  • 4 years in length
  • Joint programs are available. Descriptions can be found here

Admission statistics

  • Class size in 2016: 146 (21% in-province, 79% out-of-province)

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Admissions Requirements

Course and Degree Requirements

  • Degree: BS or BA degree from an accredited college or university in the United States or Canada prior to matriculation.
  • Competencies
    • English/Communication (competence in writing, speaking, and reading English language)
    • Biology (knowledge of basic biological principles shared by all living organisms)
    • Chemistry (knowledge of principles of physical, inorganic, and organic chemistry)
    • Physics and Mathematics (firm foundation in mathematics, statistics and physical science)
    • Behavioural disciplines: development of social, cultural, and behavioural factors that influence health and disease (history, philosophy, ethics, anthropology, political science, economics, etc.)
  • International students with degrees from outside of the United States or Canada are required to complete one year of course work in the sciences at a college or university in the United States before applying for admission.

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GPA

  • Average grade/GPA of admitted applicants in 2016: 3.84

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MCAT

  • Average score old MCAT:
    • VR 12
    • PS 13
    • BS 13
  • Average score new MCAT:
    • CARS 129
    • CPBS 129
    • PSBB 130
    • BBFL 130
  • The MCAT must be taken within 3 years of application. Applicants in fall 2018 must have taken the MCAT between January 2014 and September 2017.

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Supporting Documents

  • AMCAS application
  • Supplemental Application
    • 90$ fee
  • MCAT scores
  • Required letters of recommendation
    • Committee letter from pre-health advisor or career services; OR
    • Minimum of 3 letters from faculty members. At least 1 of whom represents a science faculty member with whom you have taken courses.

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Interview

  • Conducted by Committee of Admissions by invitation
  • Between September and January

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Timeline 2017-2018

  • May: AMCAS application is available
  • July-November: Verified AMCAS applications, Supplemental Applications and Letters of Recommendation are received at Perelman
  • August-January: Interview Invitations are released
  • August 1: Deadline for Early Decision Program applicants to complete AMCAS application
  • August 15: Deadline for receipt of all Early Decision Program materials
  • October 1: Early Decision Program admission decision notification
  • October 15: Deadline for submitting the AMCAS application
  • November 15: Deadline for all required material
  • March: Admission decisions are released
  • August: Orientation for entering class

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Tuition 2017-2018

  • First year tuition: $55,928
  • Total first year fees: $85,525

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For information on financial aid, click here

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