The form and manner in which health professionals are educated and trained to develop the necessary competencies to serve the needs of the population.

Do Longer Shifts Affect Residents’ Sleep or Patient Safety?

Mar. 25, 2019

Do residents need more sleep? Two new studies in the New England Journal of Medicine compare the effects of standard versus flexible duty-hours on residents’ sleep and patient safety.

The iCOMPARE trial randomized 63 internal medicine residency programs, consisting of over 5,000 trainees, to standard duty-hour policies or flexible policies. All programs were held to an 80-hour work week, but flexible policies had no limits on shift lengths and did not mandate time off between shifts.

Four Dozen Penn Faculty and Their Undergrad Minority Research Mentees

Sep. 11, 2018
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'Disturbingly Informative' - A SUMR Trip to the Mütter Museum

Aug. 28, 2018
For the seventh year, the University of Pennsylvania's LDI Summer Undergraduate Minority Research (SUMR) scholars and the College of Physicians of Philadelphia's Karabots Junior Fellows met for a day to discuss issues of common interest and tour the famed Mütter Museum that bills itself as a "Disturbingly Informative" experience. The SUMR scholars are college undergrads and the Karabots are high school students. Both pipeline programs are aimed at underrepresented minority students and others interested in pursuing studies and exploring career-related experiences in the health care field. Now...

Six SUMR Scholars Sponsored by Wharton School Meet the Deans

Aug. 13, 2018
Wharton School Deputy Dean and Dean, Michael Gibbons and Geoffrey Garrett, meet with five of the six 2018 SUMR scholars sponsored by the Dean's Office. A s they entered the last week of their summer-long 2018 introductory health services research (HSR) scholarships, five of the six Summer Undergraduate Minority Research (SUMR) scholars sponsored by the Wharton School's Dean's office met with the Deans to discuss their experiences in the pipeline program. [Top row] Manuel Alcala of Penn, Jiaxuan (Grace) Nie of Penn, and Janiece Strange of Morgan State University [Bottom] Nahnsan Guseh of...

SUMR 2018 Tours Philadelphia's Magic Gardens

Aug. 9, 2018
Photos: Hoag Levins Rounding a corner in the labyrinthine Philadelphia Magic Gardens is Tania Calle , one of the University of Pennsylvania Summer Undergraduate Minority Research (SUMR) Scholars who toured the site. The group also visited the 11th annual African Festival hosted by the African Cultural Alliance of North America (ACANA) on the Penn's Landing waterfront. Sponsored by LDI and the Wharton School Health Care Management Department, the annual three-month long SUMR program is aimed at underrepresented minority undergraduates and others interested in exploring potential careers in the...

SUMR 18 Goes Out on a Limb at Penn's Morris Arboretum

Aug. 1, 2018
Photos: Hoag Levins Taking a leisurely Sunday break from their health services research studies, the University of Pennsylvania Summer Undergraduate Minority Research (SUMR) cohort of scholars toured the Morris Arboretum in the far northwest corner of Philadelphia. Created in the 1880s as the private summer estate of local iron fortune heirs, the 92-acre sprawl of sumptuous Victorian gardens, ornate water features and thousands of botanical specimens is now part of Penn. SUMR is an annual three-month program aimed at underrepresented minority undergraduates and others interested in exploring...

A Seashore Break for 2018 SUMR Cohort and Friends

Jul. 23, 2018
Photos: Hoag Levins University of Pennsylvania Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics (LDI) Summer Undergraduate Minority Research (SUMR) Program Scholar Mohamed Abdirisak of Indiana University takes in the salt air and nautical sights along the Inter-coastal Waterway that is also the back bay at Margate, New Jersey. Abdirisak was one of 30 Penn-related students who were hosted for a day at the dockside home of Wharton School Professor Emeritus of Legal Studies and Health Care Management, Arnold (Skip) Rosoff , JD. The annual event of the Penn LDI SUMR program was expanded this year to...