Penn Academy for Reproductive Sciences (PARS)

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Empowering students to pursue careers in science and medicine

What is PARS?

PARS is a workshop led by expert clinicians and scientists. PARS incorporates a mix of small-group discussions, demonstrations, and hands-on lab activities to explore current research topics in reproductive health. Topics include: female reproductive anatomy and physiology, fertilization, embryo development, stem cells, genetics, epigenetics, and oncofertility. Students will also dive into a journal article, discuss ethical decision-making, and prepare for future careers in science and medicine!

Since the summer of 2010, over 293 students have participated in the PARS program. Our alumni continue to pursue science in their undergraduate educations, through summer research experiences, and through internships with the PARS faculty on the University of Pennsylvania campus. PARS students have also received scholarships to study at the University of Pennsylvania, Barnard College, and Drexel University, among others.

When does PARS run?

Due to pandemic, PARS will be offering virtual alumni events through Spring 2021. We hope to host a new cohort in Summer 2021 and will update the website when we know more.

How do I apply?

We are currently not accepting new applicants.