This policy governs the collecting activity in Medicine. The Medicine collection primarily supports the teaching, research and clinical needs of the Perelman School of Medicine (PSOM), the Biomedical Graduate Groups, and certain hospitals that are part of UPHS. The clinical collection also supports the educational and research needs of the Nursing program. The basic science material supports the programs in Veterinary and Dental Medicine. For a more complete review of the Nursing, Dental, and Veterinary Medicine collections, see their individual collection policies.
Established in 1765 as the nation’s first medical school, the Perelman School of Medicine is now over 250 years old and is consistently ranked as one the the nations top medical schools.There are 45 departments, divisions and centers in the Perelman School of Medicine. The School has a full-time faculty of 2,363; over 700 medical students; 1,300 residents and fellows and 650 postdoctoral fellows.
The Library serves the following hospitals owned by the University of Pennsylvania Health System: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), Penn-Presbyterian Medical Center (PPMC), and Pennsylvania Hospital (PAH).