University of Pittsburgh

Tomorrow's Leaders

Isabela Negrin, Class of 2016

"I went to Pitt for undergrad, and I absolutely loved it here.  I’ve always felt at home in Oakland, and I couldn’t imagine leaving after just four years.  My mind was made up after Second Look, when I had the opportunity to interact with potential classmates and current students, and I already felt like I belonged in the Pitt Med family.  The administration, faculty, and fellow students are extremely supportive, and I am very grateful to be a part of this wonderful community!" Read Isabela's profile

Cynthia RomeroUtsav Bansal, Class of 2016

"When I came to visit, the professors and students were very welcoming and I felt that Pitt was a school where I could really fit in and flourish at the same time. When talking with professors, I didn’t feel like a student, but rather respected as a doctor-in-the-making." Read Utsav's profile.


Matthew Kesinger, Class of 2017

"As I look back, I am amazed at what has been possible since becoming a medical student. And all of this has been supported by the dedicated and experienced faculty here at the University." Read Matthew's profile.


Alejandro Morales, Class of 2016

"Because we are affiliated with such a large hospital system, we can see it all and learn from some of the best doctors in various fields of medicine. As a first year, I have already gotten the chance to be in the hospital and work with doctors who have taught me how to take histories, do physical exams, and take care of patients. I’ve also gotten the chance to shadow surgeons, who have all been very eager to help us medical students become familiar with life in the hospital." Read Alejandro's profile.

Lorraine Boakye, Class of 2016

"Dr. Alicia Skarimbas, my primary care physician at home in New Jersey and a Pitt alumna, reaffirmed my notion as she fondly recounted the institution’s ability to bring together students with totally distinct interests yet a similar flair with which they approach their passions. Our relationship typifies the Pitt tradition of encouraging its students to uniquely channel their interests to advance the practice of medicine with every patient interaction." Read Lorraine's profile.


Our Mission

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Mission Statement

The mission of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is to improve the health and well-being of individuals and populations through cutting-edge biomedical research, innovative educational programs in medicine and biomedical science, and leadership in academic medicine.