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the Raymond and Ruth Perelman School of Medicine and the University of Pennsylvania Health System
BY THE NUMBERS
FACULTY & STAFF
BASIC SCIENCE & CLINICAL
ACCESS TO STATE-OF-THEART
EXPERTISE AND TRAINING
Penn Medicine is an internationally recognized leader for discoveries
that advance science and patient care. Sixty-six Penn Medicine
researchers are Members of the National Academy of Medicine
of the National Academy of Sciences, one of the highest honors in
medicine. The basic science and clinical research emerging from
Penn Medicine’s laboratories and hospitals improves care for a wide
range of medical conditions and provides the foundation for the next
generation of therapies. The culture and campus of the University
of Pennsylvania encourages close collaboration between basic
scientists and clinicians, exemplified by its dozens of interdisciplinary
clinical and research institutes, centers, and programs. These
partnerships spur advances in disciplines from medical devices
The Perelman School of
Medicine is ranked among
the top five medical schools in
the country by U.S. News &
World Report for the
20th year in a row.
FOCUS ON HEALTH & LEADERSHIP FOR WOMEN PROGRAM
Established in 1994
Initiatives including leadership
programs, research, seminars,
awards, benchmark reporting
Early faculty investigator awards
(36 women & 11 men) since 1995
Medical student fellowships
(73 women; 15 men)
The Perelman School of Medicine
has an international reputation for
innovative training programs in areas
ranging from leadership to global
health. Its groundbreaking curriculum
has set a new standard for medical
education nationwide and is a model
for other academic medical schools.
The curriculum integrates basic
sciences and clinical experience, fosters
interdisciplinary teamwork, and is built
on a foundation of evidence-based
medicine and patient-centered care.
transplants in 25 years
Record number of lung transplant
recipients in 2016
Beyond its main campus in Philadelphia, Penn Medicine cares
for patients in hospitals and outpatient facilities from central
Pennsylvania to the Jersey shore, as well as partnering with Penn
Home Care and Hospice Services. Our physicians also work
with their colleagues to see patients at the Children’s Hospital of
Philadelphia and the Philadelphia VA Medical Center.
U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT RANKINGS
The Perelman School of Medicine is ranked among the
top five medical schools in the country by U.S. News &
World Report, for the 20th year in a row.
RANKED AMONG NATION’S TOP TEN
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Penn
Presbyterian Medical Center ranked 10th in the United States,
according to the U.S. News & World Report annual “Best
Hospitals” survey. U.S. News & World Report ranked five
Penn Medicine acute-care hospitals among the top 15
All six Penn Medicine hospitals have achieved Magnet
status from the American Nurses Credentialing Center,
which recognizes nursing excellence.
• Five Penn Medicine acute-care hospitals received awards
from the American Heart Association/American Stroke
Association’s “Get With the Guidelines” program for the
highest standard of stroke care.
• Penn Medicine again had the most physicians in the region
featured on Philadelphia Magazine’s “Top Docs” list.
• 30 Clinical Care Associates practices received the highest
designation from the National Committee for Quality
Assurance for providing access to more efficient and better
• Ranked 7th nationally and first in Pennsylvania in Forbes
magazine’s annual “Best Employers in America.”
• Among the 10 highest ranked organizations to receive a 2017
BOLD (Best Organizations for Leadership Development)
Award from the National Center for Healthcare Leadership.
• Penn Medicine Information Services named “Most Wired” by the Health & Hospital Networks magazine.
CENTER FOR GLOBAL HEALTH:
BY THE NUMBERS
The Center for Global Health synthesizes and expands Penn
Medicine’s efforts to improve worldwide health equity. The
center’s vision for the future is to build a healthier world by
training tomorrow’s leaders, addressing global health disparities,
supporting regional centers of engagement in underserved
locations, and uniting the Penn global health community through
workshops, pilot projects, and seminars.
Among the many international projects, two stand out as
the foundation of Penn’s involvement in global health. The
eleven-year-old Guatemala-Penn Partnership focuses on public
health, medical, as well as projects in local anthropology and
archaeology. The 16-year-old Botswana-UPenn Partnership
encompasses well-established programs in HIV/AIDS and
oncology, with the education of local health care professionals.
Centers of Engagement are located in sub-Saharan Africa, Latin
America, and North America.
Additional programs are underway across the globe, including
China, the Philippines, and India. The Penn community also
comes together to support humanitarian and medical relief
efforts across the globe, such as a medical student-led initiative
that raised more than $50,000 to help Hurricane Maria relief in
Caring for people living throughout Pennsylvania and New
Jersey is Penn Medicine’s primary mission. Every day,
physicians, nurses, medical students, researchers, and staff
lend their time, skills, and knowledge to help the communities
the health system serves, often as volunteers outside of
their work. Penn Medicine’s CAREs grant program supports
faculty, students, and staff who volunteer in community-based
programs. Since CAREs was established in 2012, it has provided
grants to over 250 service initiatives throughout the region,
including programs in community centers, farmers markets,
and places of worship.