Penn Medicine News Blog Archive: International Education

An Eye-Opening Experience in China

By Guest Blogger | August 26, 2015 | Comments Magoon_pic 1

Christopher Magoon is a second year medical studen... Read more

Students Explore Health Careers Across Penn Campus (photos)

By Steve Graff | July 29, 2015 | Comments Summer camp

The University of Pennsylvania’s OneHealth Initiative has shined a light on the substantive amount of crossover and collaboration among Penn’s health schools. From ticks to cancer detection to antibiotic resistance, we’ve touched on a lot of topics involving faculty from around the whole campus. But let us put the research... Read more

John Morgan: in Europe and at Home

By John Shea | June 24, 2015 | Comments John Morgan

John Morgan conquered Europe. The son of a Philadelphia shopkeeper, Morgan did not have the advantages of his former schoolmate and friend and future colleague at the newly established medical school at the College of Philadelphia, William Shippen Jr. Shippen was a great-grandson of a Philadelphia mayor and a nephew... Read more

Penn Medicine’s Global Reach to the Far East

By John Shea | May 4, 2015 | Comments image from

John Morgan, MD, whose passionate advocacy for establishing the first medical school in America swayed the trustees of the College of Philadelphia back in 1765, did not lack for ambition. As we look back to where and when the Perelman School of Medicine began, however, it’s likely that even Morgan... Read more

Roberts Proton Therapy Center Celebrates 5 Years (Photos)

By Steve Graff | April 23, 2015 | Comments 15

Congratulations to the Roberts Proton Therapy Center on its five year anniversary! On Wednesday night, the department of Radiation Oncology held an event in the Smilow Center for Translational Research to celebrate this significant milestone with faculty, staff, Penn Medicine leadership, patients and their families, and the Roberts family, including... Read more

Year in Review: A Look Back at 2014!

By Steve Graff | December 31, 2014 | Comments

Before we ring in the New Year, the Penn Medicine department of Communications is taking a look back at 2014, a year filled with more breakthroughs in medical research, growth at the Penn Medicine campus, and philanthropic support. This year, we took a different approach and put together a year...

Medical Missions: Now and Then

By John Shea | July 24, 2014 | Comments image from

Having been an editor of Penn Medicine publications for, um, several years, I’ve been privileged to learn about some of the many medical missions abroad that the institution’s physicians, nurses, and alumni have taken part in. Occasionally, our magazines have covered such initiatives. In the most recent issue of Penn... Read more

Lessons Learned from Down Under

By Katie Delach | July 10, 2014 | Comments image from

At Penn Medicine, we’re fortunate to offer world-class care to our patients, and have facilities that can support groundbreaking research that works to shed light on some of the biggest questions facing medicine today. Often, our faculty and staff are able to take their skills to the far corners of... Read more

OncoLink Celebrates 20 Years!

By Steve Graff | March 14, 2014 | Comments Oncolink-108

Creator Joel Goldwein, MD, Honored with “Visionary Award” at Anniversary Event Before there was Yahoo or Google, there was OncoLink—one of the first web sites to provide to cancer information, or really any information, on the internet. And it started right here at Penn Medicine. Today, 20 years later, it’s... Read more

Postdocs Building Community, and Experience

By Karen Kreeger | November 8, 2013 | Comments Postdoc Symposium poster session Nov 13

Clearly, interest in career issues for postdocs is not new, but ways to expand the postdoc experience to ready for budding careers takes constant creativity and communication. To that end, the Biomedical Postdoctoral Council at the Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, held its 12th annual Postdoctoral Research Symposium last week. Read more

Penn Medicine and Monaco’s Princess Grace Hospital Forge Partnership for Academic and Scientific Advancement

By Kim Menard | November 8, 2013 | Comments image from

Prince Albert II of Monaco and Philadelphia Mayor Nutter Attend Ceremonial Signing Event at Penn Medicine

Perelman School of Medicine Professors Share their Courses with the World

By Jessica Mikulski | April 18, 2012 | Comments SOMmap

The Perelman School of Medicine, and other schools from around the University of Pennsylvania, has partnered with an innovative new learning platform to make Web-based courses, taught by some of the world’s foremost experts, available free to the general public. Read more

Celebrating 10 Years of Collaboration in the Fight Against HIV/AIDS

By Jessica Mikulski | October 7, 2011 | Comments Flags-cropped

On Monday, October 10th, members of the Botswana-UPenn Partnership (BUP) will travel from Africa to join their colleagues on Penn’s campus to celebrate 10 years of medical and academic collaboration. The partnership began in 2001, when Penn Medicine sent one physician to the southern African nation. That was during the... Read more

An Adventure Comes to an End: Lessons Learned from Botswana

By Jessica Mikulski | September 9, 2011 | Comments Flags-cropped

In her final post for the blog series, Perelman School of Medicine student Hayley Goldbach reflects on what she learned during her trip with the Botswana-UPenn Partnership and how the experience has changed her life. We’re glad to have Hayley back on Penn’s campus and thrilled that she shared her... Read more

Just a "Typical" Day in Botswana

By Jessica Mikulski | July 29, 2011 | Comments Flags-cropped

For many people, a typical day includes waking up, having breakfast, going to work, coming home, having dinner, and going to sleep. Sometimes, if we're being good, we'll sneak in a workout. But then again, most of us aren't studying medicine abroad in Gabarone, Botswana! Perelman School of Medicine student... Read more

Keeping (Very) Busy in Botswana

By Jessica Mikulski | July 20, 2011 | Comments Flags-cropped

In a third post documenting her trip with the Botswana-UPenn Partnership, Hayley Goldbach details her busy schedule in Bots! Week 1 Update Hayley Goldbach Apologies for my radio silence as I adjusted to life here in Bots. Part of it is that I have so much to say that the... Read more

Botswana Bound!

By Jessica Mikulski | July 11, 2011 | Comments Flags-cropped

In a second post documenting her trip with the Botswana-UPenn Partnership, Perelman School of Medicine student Hayley Goldbach lets us know she has arrived safe and sound in Botswana...minus a few issues getting out of the United States! Hayley Goldbach Just wanted to let everyone know that I safe, sound,... Read more

From Philadelphia to Botswana – A Medical Student’s Voyage Halfway Around the World

By Jessica Mikulski | June 27, 2011 | Comments Flags-cropped

This summer, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania student Hayley Goldbach will travel to Botswana as part of the Botswana-UPenn Partnership to study dermatology and women’s health. The program that Hayley is participating in was formed by the Government of Botswana, the University of Botswana, and the... Read more

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