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About UPMC

Through its affiliation with UPMC, the School of Medicine offers students opportunities for clinical training, educational experiences, and research in virtually any medical specialty. As an integrated global health enterprise and one of the nation's leading academic health care systems, with $11 billion in revenues, UPMC has more than 60,000 employees; more than 5,500 affiliated physicians; more than 20 hospitals; as well as specialized outpatient facilities, cancer centers, rehabilitation facilities, retirement and long-term care facilities, imaging services, doctors' offices, and a health insurance plan covering more than 2 million members.

For the 15th time in recent years, UPMC appears on the U.S. News & World Report Honor Roll of America's Best Hospitals for 2014. UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside ranked 12th overall, making it the highest-ranked medical center in Pennsylvania and in Pittsburgh, and was one of only 17 hospitals nationwide that made the Honor Roll of the "nation's best" in the 2014 survey. Nationally, UPMC is recognized for excellence in 15 of 16 specialty areas, and is among they top10 hospitals in six specialties: ear, nose and throat; gastroenterology; gynecology; psychiatry; pulmonology; and rheumatology. 

In addition, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC is ranked 9th overall and ranked in all 10 pediatric specialties included in the magazine's survey, 5 of which were ranked in the top 10. Additional information, including a a virtual tour of Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, is available at

In recognition of its leadership in using information technology to improve clinical outcomes and efficiency, UPMC was named one of the country's "Most Wired" health systems for the 16th consecutive year - the only health care organization to be consistently recognized with that distinction during that time frame - according to Hospitals & Health Networks, the journal of the American Hospital Association (AHA).

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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.