UPENN school of medicine was founded in 1765 by Benjamin Franklin, the school claims to have been the first medical school in the United States of America.  It is well known as one of the Ivy League universities.  Affiliated hospitals include the University of Pennsylvania Hosptal, the VA, teh Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Phoenixville and Pennsylvania Hospitals and Presbyterian Medical Center.

How to contact University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine:

University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

3450 Hamilton Walk, Suite 100,

Philadelphia, PA 19104-6087

Telephone Number: +1 215 898 8034

Fax Number: +1 215 898 0833

Popular Hospitals in Pennsylvania:

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6021

The hospital is the main hospital for the University of Pennsylvania, it is busy and has all specialties.  Whatever department you work in, be prepared to work very hard.  Cardiothoracic surgery is busy, with ward rounds at 5:30am and theatre starting at 8am.  This is excellent if you like cardiothoracic surgery, not good if you want a holiday.  Other departments are a bit mroe relaxed than this.  Write to the Office of International Relations (1007 Blockley Hall, 423 Guardian Drive, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6021).  Accommodation may be arranged for around $500+ a month.  Stay in International House – it’s friendly!