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VMD-PhD Program

The VMD-PhD Program at Penn

Welcome to the VMD-PhD Program at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. The goal of the VMD-PhD Program is to train outstanding veterinarian-scientists who will make groundbreaking contributions to their field by advancing science and medicine. The VMD-PhD Program has been in existence since 1969 and has gone through considerable expansion over the past decade. We have designed this site to provide information for prospective students, current students, faculty, and mentors. We hope you will find this information useful. If you require additional information, please contact us directly at

Learn more about the VMD-PhD Program

The VMD-PhD Program Team
Dr. Michael Atchison, Penn Vet
  • Michael Atchison, PhD
  • Professor of Biochemistry
  • Director, VMD-PhD Program
  • 215-898-6428
Anastasia Brown, VMD-PhD program coordinator

About Applying

To apply to the VMD-PhD Program, two applications are needed: the VMD-PhD Program application, and the Vet School application. The VMD-PhD application is due November 1 of each year for admission the following fall.  The Vet School application is due September 15 for admission the following fall.

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