Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Research & Fellowship Opportunities for
Penn Med Students

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Guidance

Guidance Overview

Throughout the process, many questions tend to arise. Here is a list of resources available to Penn medical students for guidance as they navigate the process of conducting research:

ADVISORY DEAN

Your Advisory Dean (see under Student Affairs) is a great resource for discussing your research interests and brainstorming ideas. In addition, for fellowships that require a Dean's Letter, your Advisory Dean will write the letter for you. For all other fellowships, your Advisory Dean is an option for a recommendation letter.

COMBINED DEGREE OFFICE

Contact Amy Nothelfer, Associate Director, who would be happy to meet with you to discuss your research interests and brainstorm ideas.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Visit the Frequently Asked Questions to get answers to several frequently asked questions.

REGISTRAR

If you are considering a year out of research, Helene Weinberg (Registrar) is a great resource to discuss planning electives, sub-Is, etc. in advance.

RESEARCH OPPS FOR FIRST YEARS INFO SESSION

Check out the video of the 2015 Research Opportunities for First Years Information Session (9/21/15) moderated by Dr. Skip Brass, Associate Dean and Director, Combined Degree and Physician Scholar Programs, with a Student Panel of second year medical students.



 

STUDENT ADVICE:

Many of our Penn medical students, who have conducted prior short term and year out research projects, have ideas and advice that they'd like to share with interested students.

YEAR OUT PLANNING GUIDE

If you are considering taking a year out from medical school, check out the Year Out Planning Guide for a couple of things for you to think about and be aware of.