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

Prior Research Experience

100 percent
have had sustained research experience in a scientific laboratory

Academic Profile

Colleges and universities: 21 (undergraduate) in 11 states and four countries
Advanced degrees: 38 percent have MS or beyond; 43 percent entered immediately after receiving an undergraduate degree
Average GPA (undergraduate): 3.55
Average GRE Score: 153 verbal, 157 quantitative, 4.0 analytical
Average TOEFL score: 98
Undergraduate majors: 12


81 percent female

19 percent male
14 percent underrepresented minorities
62 percent U.S. citizen or permanent resident
38 percent non-U.S. citizen

Five-Year Admission Averages (2014 to 2018)

Applications received: 235

Offers of admission: 53

Incoming student enrollment: 19