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Affiliations and Accreditations

Pennsylvania Hospital is a member of the University of Pennsylvania Health System and an affiliate of Jefferson Medical College as well as other academic medical institutions. The hospital is approved for postgraduate training by the American Council for Continuing Medical Education in the following programs:



•Plastic Surgery

•General Surgery

•Obstetrics and Gynecology


•Internal Medicine

•Orthopaedic Surgery



•Otorhinolaryngology: Head
and Neck Surgery





In addition, the hospital has many approved health professional training programs affiliated with 28 institutions of higher learning. The hospital is accredited by The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations and is licensed by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Academic Affairs

Supporting an Academic Mission
The Academic Affairs department enhances and supports the academic mission of the hospital. The staff oversees undergraduate and graduate medical education, continuing medical education and the Thomas Bond Society - the hospital's medical alumni society.

Undergraduate and Graduate Medical Education
Pennsylvania Hospital trains health professionals to be the best in their fields. Well regarded for its broad range of clerkship, residency and fellowship programs, Pennsylvania Hospital is the first choice for many medical students because of its exceptional faculty and diverse training environment. A number of social events are held throughout the year to offer a respite from the busy training schedule. These include an annual dinner dance at the end of each academic year, a summer barbecue and a holiday party.

Thomas Bond Society
As the medical alumni organization of Pennsylvania Hospital, the Thomas Bond Society promotes educational and social relationships among past and present residents, attending physicians and alumni physicians. The society is dedicated to reinforcing the unique blend of humanistic and scientific qualities that have been associated with Pennsylvania Hospital for the past two centuries. The society keeps its members well-informed of current and future developments at the hospital through a newsletter and an annual educational symposium.

Non-Discrimination Statement
The University of Pennsylvania values diversity and seeks talented students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds. The University of Pennsylvania does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, sexual orientation, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, or status as a Vietnam Era Veteran or disabled veteran in the administration of educational policies, programs or activities; admission policies; scholarship and loan awards; athletic, or other administered programs or employment.

Questions or complaints regarding this policy should be directed to the Executive Director, Office of Affirmative Action, 1133 Blockley Hall, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6021 or 215-898-6993 (voice) or
215-898-7803 (TDD).


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