Diversity Scholars Research Program in Health Sciences

The Diversity Scholars Research Program (DSRP) in Health Sciences provides opportunities for individuals who have completed an undergraduate degree and are committed to a career in biomedical, health-related research. The goal of this two-year post baccalaureate program is to provide research-centered experience to underrepresented minority (URM) students and prepare them for graduate and/or medical school, as well as promote diversity in STEM fields.


This two-year post-bac, program will provide scholars with carefully designed mentoring to help prepare them for future careers in biomedical research and/or medicine.


To be eligible for the program, scholars must have Bachelor’s degree or equivalent from an accredited 4-year undergraduate institution. Although a GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale is desirable, other criteria including reference letters, previous research experience and a personal statement will also be considered. US citizenship or permanent residency is required. Graduates from the University of Pittsburgh are strongly encouraged to apply. Applicants should be members of an underrepresented racial/ethnic group according to the NIH’s definition that includes Blacks or African Americans; Latinx; American Indians or Alaska Natives; Native Hawaiians; and other Pacific Islanders. 

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