Overview

Pitt medThe University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine (UPSOM), or Pitt Med, is a leading institution in the fields of internal medicine, pediatrics, and women’s health. Founded in 1883, the school is affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), which is often ranked among the top hospitals in the country. The school also receives a great deal of funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and is well-known for conducting biomedical research. With about 600 M.D. students and over 2,100 regular faculty members, the faculty-student ratio is approximately 3.7 to 1.

Aside from a traditional four-year MD degree, Pitt Med also has Ph.D. degrees through programs like the Interdisciplinary Biomedical Graduate Program, the Biomedical Informatics Training Program, and the Molecular Biophysics and Structural Biology Graduate Program. It also offers Master’s degrees in clinical research, biomedical science, and medical education. For students completing an MD degree, the curriculum includes lectures, problem-based courses, and hands-on clinical experiences. During the clinicals, students participate in clerkships in an area of concentration of their choosing (ranging from Disabilities Medicine to Global Health).

Students are given access to patients early in their medical school career, with patient care and community-site visits within the first year. Aside from time in the hospital, students also take basic science courses on physiology, pathophysiology, and pharmacology. During their third year, Pitt Med students perform clerkships in nearby hospitals. In the fourth year, every student completes a research project. Presenting the project is mandatory in order to graduate.

Pitt Med differentiates itself from other medical schools by providing online curriculum through the Navigator system. This program consists of Web-based applications that allow students to access syllabi, quizzes, podcasts, and other resources to help them increase their understanding of key concepts. The school also provides students with the chance to interact with on-campus organizations and take part in extracurriculars. Many students belong to the American Medical Student Association or Pitt Women in Medicine. Students interested in a diverse, comprehensive curriculum will find many reasons to love the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

Admissions

Application Volume

MCAT and GPA

pitt med mcat and gpa

In-State v Out-of-State Applicants

In-State v Out-of-State Matriculants

Applicant to Matriculant Ratios

Additional Information

Applications:
Total: 6,151
In State: 12.9%
Out of State: 87.1%

Matriculants:
Total: 147
In State: 36.1%
Out of State: 63.9%

Average MCAT: 515

Average GPA (4.0 scale): 3.7

* Applicant and matriculant data courtesy of AAMC.

Score Card

NIH Grants

Average Graduate Indebtedness

Pitt Med average MD graduate debt

Additional Information

2017 NIH Awards: $485,268,079

Average MD Graduate Debt: $171,360

Student Body

Matriculants

Faculty Analysis

Additional Information

Matriculants: 147

Faculty
Basic: 259
Clinical: 2,119
Total: 2,378

UPSOM accepts international applicants Accepts international students

UPSOM medical school student gender ratio

Financial Aid

Additional Information

In State:
2018-2019 Tuition: $56,004
2018-2019 Estimated cost of attendance: $81,622

Out of State:
2018-2019 Tuition: $58,186
2018-2019 Estimated cost of attendance: $83,804

Contact
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This page was last updated in June 2018.