The Office for Minority Affairs at University of Pennsylvania was established in 1968. This effort was spearheaded by Dr. Helen O. Dickens, the first Dean for Minority Affairs in the country. In 2009, the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania amplified efforts to increase the presence of URM students and other minority groups with great success. The increased need for an institution wide URM community coincided with the founding of the Alliance of Minority Physicians such that an organic partnership emerged between URM medical students, trainees and faculty throughout the UPHS/CHOP systems. Medical students represent the largest member category of AMP and continue to contribute their enthusiasm to the organization’s many efforts.
AMP Partnership Initiatives
Cracking the Clerkships
Sessions held for pre-clerkship students at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Led by AMP faculty and housestaff, these workshops prepare students to succeed on the wards. Skills sessions include how to take a history, how to perform a physical exam, and navigating the nuances of various rotations.
Medical students are invited to join our Mentoring Families! In these groups, they interact with interns, residents, fellows and attending faculty - giving them opportunities for career mentorship and support for clerkship and subintern rotations. For more information visit our mentoring families page.
Workshops held throughout the academic year give medical students a sneak-peek into life as housestaff and faculty. They gain information about grant writing, research, and developing mentoring relationships, benefiting from the wisdom and advice of AMP Faculty from throughout our hospital systems. For more information visit our professional development page.
AMP Medical Student Partnership Links:
Perelman School of Medicine Office of Inclusion and Diversity and Equity
Perelman School of Medicine Student National Medical Association (SNMA)
Perelman School of Medicine Latino Medical Student Association (LMSA)