Kristen Clements, an MD/PhD student in the Biomedical Science PhD Program at Penn State College of Medicine is seen in one of the laboratories of the Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology in July 2016. Clements is pictured with her hands at the level of her shoulders, with a small laboratory tube in one hand and some laboratory equipment in the other. Clements works in the lab of George Lucian Moldovan, PhD.

Biomedical Sciences PhD

Biomedical Sciences PhD Entering Class Profiles

Fall 2019 incoming class

Prior Research Experience

100 percent
have had sustained research experience in a scientific laboratory

Academic Profile

Colleges and universities: 18 (undergraduate) in 11 states and two countries
Average GPA (undergraduate): 3.59
Advanced degrees: 18 percent have MS or beyond; 50 percent entered immediately after receiving an undergraduate degree
Undergraduate majors: 10


22 incoming students
73 percent female
27 percent male
11 percent underrepresented minorities
86 percent U.S. citizen or permanent resident
14 percent non-U.S. citizen

Five-Year Admission Averages (2015 to 2019)

Applications received: 226

Offers of admission: 55

Incoming student enrollment: 20