Pre-health Research: What, How and When?

Are you a pre-health student at Penn and wondering about what research you should engage in to be a competitive applicant to health profession schools? Review this resource to identify types of research experiences that you can pursue, how and where to look for opportunities, and when to seek out these roles.

By Doris Tabassum
Doris Tabassum Associate Director, Graduate School Advising
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Global Experiences for Pre-health Students

A global experience through Penn Abroad can strengthen and broaden your pre-professional preparation and enrich your academic experience. Check out Penn Abroad’s Global Opportunities: Pre-Health to learn about programs around the world that can develop your cultural competence, knowledge of …

By Carol Hagan
Carol Hagan Senior Associate Director, Graduate School Advising
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Chasing my Passions (And Discovering New Ones!)

Olivia Szewczyk, COL ’24, New Orleans, LA

Being someone that has grown up all my life going to dermatologists offices, I knew that one day, I wanted to be involved in dermatological medicine. Now, I am a rising senior in …

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The Power of Structural Biology

Sagar Gupta, COL ’24, Bakersfield, CA

This summer, I continued working in the molecular immunology lab I joined in my freshman year. My experience working in Dr. Nikolaos Sgourakis’s lab at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia has been incredibly fulfilling …

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On Leveraging Immortality, Splicing, and Erythroid Stem Cells

Annie Xia, COL ’25, Cincinnati, Ohio

This summer, I was glad to have the opportunity to continue my work at the Jurado Lab at Perelman’s Department of Microbiology. Coming into Penn as an aspiring physician-scientist, I’d always hoped to hone …

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