University of Pennsylvania - Perelman School of Medicine

Greetings. I would like to take the opportunity to share with you and your students some of the exciting opportunities that exist within our Ph.D. programs in Biomedical Graduate Studies (BGS) at the University of Pennsylvania.,

BGS consists of six graduate groups: Biochemistry & Molecular BiophysicsCell & Molecular BiologyEpidemiology & BiostatisticsImmunologyNeuroscience, and Pharmacology. Our graduate programs are highly interdisciplinary and flexible in structure, thereby encouraging integrative and focused investigation. BGS students enjoy a wide range of supplemental training and social activities sponsored by their graduate program, its associated departments, and the central BGS office. Most graduates successfully pursue careers in academic research, while others embark on careers in the pharmaceutical or biotechnology industries, government research, science journalism, patent law, and other associated fields. Students enrolling in BGS doctoral programs have the option of applying to certificate programs in medicine, public health, and environmental health sciences. The programs offer intensive supplemental training provided by expert practitioners and researchers in these fields. Participants are expected to complete the certificate program and doctoral program requirements concurrently. 

You may apply to one of the graduate groups in BGS via our online application. The deadline for Fall 2018 enrollment is Friday, December 1, 2017. Details about the application process are available at: Biomedical Graduate Studies PhD applicants.

We are pleased to announce that WE WILL WAIVE THE $80 APPLICATION FEE for all applicants who participate in the McNair, U-RISE, MBRS-RISE, ENDURE, NIH PREP, Meyerhoff Scholars Program, Millennium Scholars Program, or Leadership Alliance programs. To request a waiver, please email our admissions coordinator at prior to submitting your application.

Contact us

U-RISE contacts

Dr. Kenny Miller
Professor and Director, FLC NIH U-RISE Program

Department of Chemistry
144 Chemistry Hall
Email Kenny

Nicole Carey
U-RISE Program Coordinator

Email Nicole

Christine Smith, Undergraduate Research Coordinator

Phone: 970-852-5190

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