Administrative Offices of the School of Medicine
Office of the Dean
Office of the Vice Dean
The Admissions and Financial Aid Office is responsible for administering all
financial aid and admission for the doctor of medicine degree. Information on
how to apply to medical school, required courses, as well as admission and
financial aid deadlines can be found on this site.
The Office of Student Affairs/Diversity Programs exists to recruit and retain
diverse body of medical students. Premedical enrichment and other support
programs are just a few of the services offered by the staff in pursuit of our
goal of ensuring student success.
The Office of Faculty Affairs is responsible for issues relating to School of
Medicine faculty, including the development and interpretation of policies and
procedures; recruitment, promotion, and tenure; faculty and chair orientation,
counseling, and mediation; faculty development and governance; grievance and
appeal procedures; and contractual, compensation, and legal issues. The office
oversees standing committee operations, payroll and human resources functions,
faculty performance evaluation, endowed chairs and professorships; statistical
reporting, and serves as a liaison to the Office of the Senior Vice Chancellor
for Health Sciences, the Office of the Provost, the Office of the Chancellor,
Office of Legal Counsel, the University of Pittsburgh Physicians, and UPMC.
The Graduate Studies Office administers the following academic
degree-granting programs: Interdisciplinary Biomedical Graduate Program (PhD),
Biomedical Informatics Program (PhD, MSc) and Clinical Research Training Program
(MSc), Clinician Educator Training Program (PhD), Molecular Biophysics and
Structural Biology Program (PhD), Computational Biology Program (PhD), and
Program in Integrative Molecular Biology (PhD).
The Lab is a School of Medicine research and development group dedicated to the discovery, development, and validation of new technologies that support the educational mission of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.
It is not unusual to see medical students and alums sharing news, stories, or
personal experiences. The friendship and caring that alums offer to students
helps make this medical school the special place that it is. One of the primary
purposes of the Medical Alumni Association is to support current medical
students to prepare them for their future careers as physicians and loyal alums.
The organization also organizes reunions and plans local and regional events to
keep alumni informed and connected to the School of Medicine.
The Office of Medical Education (OMED) pursues teaching, research, and
service missions related to the education of medical students. OMED offers a
broad range of services to students and faculty, including academic development
for students, instructional support for courses and clerkships, facilities
management, course and faculty evaluation, informatics and informational
technology support for instructional units, faculty development, program
evaluation, testing services, and individual consultation. OMED develops new
educational and curricular initiatives in conjunction with the Curriculum
Committee and conducts research in medical education. OMED's human resources
include a faculty Associate Dean, a faculty Associate Director, an Assistant
Director/Administrator and a talented staff of administrative and curricular
The MSTP offers exceptionally talented individuals the opportunity to
undertake a physician-scientist training program tailored to their specific
research interest. The primary directive is to create future biomedical
investigators by providing the highest quality of graduate medical training.
The PSTP is a 5-year program funded by the School of Medicine. For students
who have a clearly defined interest in academic medicine, the PSTP enriches the
medical school's curriculum with an additional year of basic science training.
Over a period of five years, these individuals acquire the knowledge, skills,
and experience to begin careers in some of the most exciting areas of academic
The Office of Student Affairs supports the academic, career, professional,
and personal development and success of University of Pittsburgh medical
students. We aim to do this by providing services and programs in a supportive
environment that enhances students' intellectual experience, facilitates career
planning, fosters a feeling of well being, stimulates professional development,
provides leadership opportunities, and activates students' commitment to