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MD Program

Medical school has always challenged the brightest and best-prepared minds. At the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, we teach and train medical students to be better prepared to handle the realities of a new era in medicine.

PhD/Master’s/Certificate Programs

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine has a long tradition of research excellence and training by a world-class faculty committed to mentoring the next generation of investigators. We are looking for highly motivated students to continue this tradition.

MD/PhD Program

The Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) of the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University was established in 1983 to offer exceptionally talented individuals the opportunity to undertake a physician-scientist training program tailored to their specific research interests.

Physician Scientist Training Program

The Physician Scientist Training Program (PSTP) was established as a scholarship program in 2001 to offer exceptionally talented individuals the opportunity to undertake an academic physician training program tailored to their specific research interests. This program has evolved into a five-year program funded by the School of Medicine.

Clinical Scientist Training Program

This scholarship program is designed to prepare outstanding medical students for a career in academic medicine and clinical investigation by providing them with opportunities to learn and practice clinical research skills during medical school.

Institute for Clinical Research Education

The ICRE’s primary objective is to develop, nurture, and support a cadre of clinical and translational scientists by building on the University of Pittsburgh’s existing clinical research training programs to establish a comprehensive program with activities ranging from early research exposure for high school students to programs for faculty.

Multidisciplinary MPH Program

This unique program is designed to foster a comprehensive overview to bridge the gaps among increasingly specific disciplines and sub-disciplines.

Medicine/Bioethics Joint Degree

Students enrolled in the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine may elect to earn the Master's Degree in Bioethics in conjunction with their medical degree. Graduates of the program receive the Medicinae Doctor (MD) degree, the basic professional degree in medicine, and the Master of Arts (MA) degree from School of Arts and Sciences, with a concentration in bioethics.

Postdoctoral Scholars & Associates

Begin mastering competencies that will serve you throughout your career as an academic scholar, such as effective networking and communication skills, efficient time management habits, and learning how to get the guidance and mentoring you need.

Residencies & Fellowships

Preparing future physicians to meet patients' expectations for optimal care requires that they learn in clinical settings epitomizing the highest standards of medical practice. We work to provide the highest-quality education possible in the art and science of medicine.

Continuing Medical Education

The Center for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences supports the continuing professional development of physicians and other health care providers through education.

Medical Education Grand Rounds

Medical Education Grand Rounds brings key issues in health professions education to the University of Pittsburgh community. All presentations are free and open to University of Pittsburgh students, staff, and faculty.

Longitudinal Research Project

The design, performance, and presentation of an independent project and the critical evaluation of the projects of others represent one outstanding way to develop and crystallize analytical thinking skills and the tools for rational decision making.

Science Education Outreach

Dedicated to providing opportunities and resources to enable understanding of how science works, the Office of Science Education Outreach (OSEO), Health Sciences, at the University of Pittsburgh partners to empower the creative thinking that is the hallmark of today's cutting-edge research in the biomedical sciences.

Summer Undergraduate Research

The Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) provides stimulating and rewarding research opportunities for undergraduates considering graduate education in biomedical research.

Summer Premedical Academic Enrichment Program

This summer program is open to college sophomores who have completed Biology 1&2, Chemistry 1&2 (with labs) and accrued 60 credits with a science GPA of 3.6., is designed specifically to prepare and support students who wish to pursue careers in medicine.

Visiting Students – LCME Accredited Institutions and Osteopathic School Applicants

Visiting student application site. Scroll to the bottom of the page for application materials.

Visiting Students – International Applicants

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine has opportunities for a limited number students from schools throughout the world to participate at our institution. Applicants from approved institutions are accepted based on credentials and space availability.

Social Medicine Fellows Program

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine’s  Social Medicine Fellows Program (SMFP) is a new initiative that trains medical students for careers as leaders who bridge academic medical institutions and traditionally underserved communities. Medical students selected in their first year partner for the duration of their medical school training with an underserved community, where they participate in service learning, research, and advocacy in accordance with community needs and assets.