University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

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The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania (also referred to as The University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Perelman Med, or Penn Med), currently located in the University City section of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is the United States's first school of medicine, founded in 1765 at the College of Philadelphia, as the University was then called. The school's name was established in 2011 by a $225 million grant from Penn alumnus Raymond Perelman and his wife Ruth. It is widely regarded as one of the world's top medical schools. In 2011, Penn Med was ranked second overall after Harvard Medical School among research-based medical schools by U.S. News & World Report. In fiscal year 2007, the School was awarded $556 million in research funding, of which $405 million came from the National Institutes of Health. This ranked Penn second among medical schools in the United States in terms of research funding.


The school's young founder, John Morgan, was among the school's Edinburgh, Scotland educated faculty. In the autumn of 1765, students enrolled for "anatomical lectures" and a course on "the theory and practice of physick." Modeling the...
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