Penn Global Medicine (PGM)

About Us

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In an age where a trip halfway around the world can be made in a matter of hours, it is easier than ever to seek out the very best medical care – regardless of where the care is offered.

Penn Global Medicine was established to help international patients and their families access the excellent medical care available at Penn Medicine. This highly interactive program assists patients and their families with all of their health care and travel needs, before, during and after their medical care.

Through Penn Global Medicine, international patients enjoy coordinated, concierge services designed to make their visit to Penn Medicine as comfortable and convenient as possible. Services are tailored to meet personal preferences and cultural needs throughout all aspects of care.

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A History of Advancing Medicine

A leader in medicine for more than 240 years, the University of Pennsylvania opened the nation's first school of medicine in 1765. The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania was established in 1874 as the nation's first teaching hospital.

Since its founding days, Penn has expanded medical frontiers by creating some of the nation's earliest programs in dermatology, neurosurgery, ophthalmology and radiology, as well as the region's only transplant program for five major organs.

Over the past 30 years, Penn physicians and scientists have participated in many important discoveries, including:

  • The first general vaccine against pneumonia
  • The introduction of total intravenous (IV) feeding
  • The development of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and other imaging technologies
  • The discovery of the Philadelphia chromosome, which revolutionized cancer research by making the connection between genetic abnormalities and cancer

Penn continues to make medical advances that help people live longer, healthier lives. Penn Medicine is committed to caring for patients with respect and compassion while forging the medical discoveries that will lead its team through the 21st century.

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