Aside from a traditional four-year MD degree, Pitt Med also has PhD 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.
In State: 14.2%
Out of State: 85.8%
In State: 27.7%
Out of State: 72.3%
Average MCAT*: 513
Average GPA (4.0 scale): 3.7
* Most schools still report their average MCAT on the old scale, so new-scale scores are often our approximation.
** Applicant and matriculant data courtesy of AAMC.
2016 NIH Awards: $361,661,997
Average MD Graduate Debt: $136,135
Faculty Student Ratio: 3.5
Accepts international students
2016-2017 Tuition: $52,510
2016-2017 Estimated cost of attendance: $77,276
Out of State:
2016-2017 Tuition: $54,036
2016-2017 Estimated cost of attendance: $78,802
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
518 Scaife Hall
3550 Terrace Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15261
Phone: (412) 648 – 9891
This page was last updated in January 2017.
333 Maple Avenue East #700
Vienna, VA 22180