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Diversity: Person-to-Person

Our Person-to-Person approach to teaching medicine revolves around the patient. Before you can make a difference as a doctor, you first must appreciate both the remarkable similarities and subtle distinctions between individuals. That means learning to give each patient the respect and dignity that’s due them as a human being.

It also means that in order to treat the patient as a person, you must remain a person too. It’s that daily exchange of mutual regard—with patients, families, students, faculty and administrators—that makes the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine a different kind of medical school.

Pitt makes it possible. They treat you as a person who is going to succeed.

Making It Happen
There is little diversity in the American physician workforce. The American Association of Medical Colleges and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine want to change that. The Office of Diversity Programs works closely with current and prospective students, as well as future medical school candidates to see that this goal becomes reality.

We’re here to assist you, even before we receive your application for admission. And if you're offered an interview, we’ll be here to greet you and guide you through the process. We’ll get to know you and your situation and serve as an advocate and resource.

We get behind a student’s desire to become a physician with heart, body and mind—and expect you to do the same.

Office of Diversity Programs


Summer Applications for SPAEP 2015 application year will open early December 2014.

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