Our orthopaedic surgery programs are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAHEP). Our orthopaedic surgery program has been designated as a Magnet Recognized program.
Our orthopaedic surgery programs are designed to prepare you to work in a variety of settings, including hospital-based units, outpatient care centers and private practices.
A variety of specialty options are available including:
- Joint replacement surgery
- Foot and ankle surgery
- Hand and upper extremity surgery
- Sports medicine
- Spinal and orthopaedic surgery
- Trauma surgery
- Specialized pre-medical courses
- Medical school
Please note that the number of electives must be limited to the number of years an individual is in medical school.
The following information is intended to provide a general overview of our educational programs and should not be used for the purpose of determining eligibility for admission to a particular program.
We encourage you to consult with your medical advisor to determine if a particular educational program is appropriate for your medical education.
As part of our commitment to providing your education with a high-quality educational experience, we offer a wide range of educational programs.
- General Surgery
- Orthopaedic Surgery
- Plastic Surgery
- Pediatric Surgery
- Pediatric Emergency Medicine
- Pulmonary Medicine
- Surgical Oncology
- Emergency Medicine
Additionally, our Medical College of Pennsylvania is the home to the following:
- Advanced Cardiovascular Institute (ACI): Dedicated to the advancement of cardiac care and critical care.
- Penn Presbyterian Hospital: Founded in 1733, the hospital is the flagship of the Penn Presbyterian Health Care System and is a Level I Trauma Center that is the region’s largest.
- Department of Medicine: The Department of Medicine and the Penn Presbyterian Medical Center form one integrated medical center, where the physicians of the Department of Medicine are the primary physicians of the Philadelphia region.
- Penn Presbyterian Children’s Hospital: The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia provides world-class pediatric care for more than 800 children and adolescents each year.
- The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology: The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Pennsylvania Medicine is the largest and most comprehensive gynecology and obstetric practice in the United States.
- The Robert Packer Institute for Rehabilitation Medicine: The Robert Packer Institute for Rehabilitation Medicine is the world’s largest rehabilitation research institute, and it serves as the research and education foundation of the Rehabilitation Institute of Pennsylvania (RIP).
- The Institute for Clinical and Translational Science (ICTS): ICTS is a research center dedicated to improving health and extending life. It has multiple programs that bring together faculty and clinicians from various fields to explore the impact of lifestyle on health and how to prevent disease.
- The School of Medicine: The School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania is comprised of five academic departments: Biomedical Sciences, Biochemistry & Biophysics, Biomedical Engineering, Dental Medicine and Dental Surgery, and Health Behavior.
- The School of Dental Medicine: The School of Dental Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania is the largest and most comprehensive dental school in the United States.
- The Perelman School of Medicine: The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania is the flagship of the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.
In addition, we are one of six original institutions to form the Penn Presbyterian Health Care System, which is comprised of more than 3,000 physicians and advanced-practice clinicians and more than 900 affiliated physicians and advanced-practice clinicians in more than 50 medical and surgical specialties.
We are part of the Philadelphia regional health care system, with more than 150,000 patients served each year.
Our commitment to excellence and innovation extends to our faculty:
- We have more than 100,000 students in more than 120 departments in the School of Medicine.
- We have more than 1,000 faculty members with expertise in the clinical and basic sciences, biomedical engineering, dental, and medical and surgical specialties.
- We have more than 30,000 alumni and graduates who are leaders in their fields.
We are proud of the fact that our faculty regularly publish more than 50 peer-reviewed research articles in leading medical journals.
We are committed to diversity in our faculty, staff, and students.
- We offer tuition assistance for students and their families.
- The College of Medicine is committed to providing diversity in faculty, staff, and students.
- We have active faculty and staff organizations and committees.
- We encourage diversity and inclusion leadership in our campus and community.
- We offer financial aid to students and their families.
- We have an active Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion.
- We have a diverse range of cultural and ethnic groups represented.
Visit our Penn Presbyterian website for more information about our educational programs.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is the difference between an internal medicine and a family medicine?
Internal medicine is a specialty that focuses on the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of diseases of the internal organs. It is a distinct subspecialty of internal medicine that can be further divided into subspecialties as needed.
Family medicine is a specialty that focuses on the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases of the family. An internal medicine physician will most likely also have some training in family medicine.
What are the different types of internal medicine doctors?
There are three types of internal medicine doctors:
- Internal medicine with subspecialty training
- Internal medicine without a subspecialty
- General internal medicine
What is internal medicine with subspecialty training?
Internal medicine with subspecialty training is a subspecialty of internal medicine that focuses on the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of diseases of the internal organs. A subspecialty is a specialization within an area of medicine that has been shown to have a distinct clinical focus and/or research focus. The subspecialties are as follows:
- Pulmonary/Critical Care Medicine
- Infectious Disease
- Geriatric Medicine/Gerontology
- Cardiovascular Medicine
What is family medicine?
Family medicine is a subspecialty of internal medicine that focuses on the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases of the family. Family medicine physicians are primary care physicians who serve as primary care physicians to patients of all ages, including children, women, and men.
What is the difference between a general internist and a family physician?
A general internist is a type of internal medicine physician. The subspecialty of family medicine is a type of general internist.
How many family physicians are there in the United States?
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How many family physicians work at the University of Pennsylvania?
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Is family medicine the same as general internal medicine?
General Internal Medicine is a subspecialty of Internal Medicine that is focused on the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases of the internal organs. General Internal Medicine physicians treat patients of all ages and all disease states, including those that affect the respiratory, digestive, and genitourinary systems.
What is a pediatric internal medicine physician?
What is the difference between a gynecologist and a family physician?
Gynecologists are physicians who focus on the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of diseases of the female reproductive system, such as those affecting the female reproductive organs. Some gynecologists also have additional training in the subspecialty of family medicine.
What are the subspecialties of internal medicine?
There are four subspecialties of internal medicine:
- Pulmonology, which focuses on the lungs and airways
- Cardiology, which focuses on the heart and blood vessels
- Gastroenterological, which focuses on diseases of the gut
- Neurology, which focuses on diseases of the central nervous system
What is a family physician?
Family physicians are internal medicine physicians who focus on the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases of the family including women, children, and adolescents. Family physicians also provide care for people with chronic conditions, such as heart disease.
What is the difference between internal medicine and the other types of internal medicine?
- Internal medicine is a subspecialty of internal medicine that focuses on the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of diseases of the internal organs.
- An internal medicine physician will most likely also have some training in family medicine.
What is the purpose of internal medicine?
Internal medicine physicians provide care to patients with a range of conditions, including acute and chronic illnesses, digestive diseases, and injuries and infections. They also provide care to patients who have chronic illnesses, such as coronary artery disease and diabetes.
What’s the outlook?
There are many options for people who want to become doctors. Many choose to become specialists in a particular field, such as cardiology, while others choose to practice general internal medicine. Some choose to become general internists while others choose to become family physicians.
Regardless of the choice, medical school is a very challenging period. It is important to remember that you will be expected to learn the material from scratch and that you will likely be learning new skills daily.
There is a strong emphasis on the development of communication skills during medical school. This is an important skill to have as a doctor because it allows you to connect with your patients and communicate with them in a way that is personalized and comfortable.
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