University of Pittsburgh

School of Medicine
Professional Medicine (M.D.) Course Catalog


The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine (UPSOM) offers a centrally governed, integrated, inter-disciplinary curriculum that emphasizes problem-solving and self-directed learning. Courses meeting the degree requirements for the First Professional Medicine Program are available to those students who have been selected by the school's admission committee. There are opportunities for students who have completed their core clinical training at their home school to apply for an elective experience at UPSOM. See the Visiting Student Section below.

The official grading structure of the school is five-level: Honors, High Satisfactory, Satisfactory, Low Satisfactory, Unsatisfactory. The first two years of the curriculum are graded as Honors/Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory and the second two years use the five-level grading scheme. This grading structure is recorded on both the University transcript and internal documentation. Specific information pertaining to promotion and academic progress is found in the Student Handbook.

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      MS-3 and MS-4

Table of Contents

    First and Second Years
    Third and Fourth Years

    First Year
    Second Year
    Combined Third and Fourth Year
       Graduation Requirements
       Departmental Student Coordinator Contact Information
       Individualized or Independent Study
       Extramural Electives
       Cross Listed Courses

Student Research

Visiting Students
    Application Request
       Students who will be in their final year at an LCME Accredited Institutions
       Students who will be in the final year at an Osteopathic School
       Student who are in the final year of a school outside of the United States
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The provisions of this catalog are not an irrevocable contract between the student and the UPSOM. The UPSOM reserves the right to change any provisions or requirements at any time within the student's term of residence