Application Process

Our one-on-one approach to training future doctors extends to our application process.

We will review your application materials individually, carefully considering not just grades and letters of recommendation but whether we believe you would thrive, specifically, at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine—with its unique curriculum, diverse student body, hospital partnerships, wealth of research opportunities for students, and setting in one of America’s most livable cities.

Obviously, if you make it to the interview stage we will get to know one another even better.  At each step of the application process, we will treat you as a potential peer.

The most important function of the School of Medicine is the education of future physicians, and candidate selection constitutes a serious responsibility of the faculty.  The clear goal is the development of a class of intelligent, well-prepared, diverse and inquisitive students.  Review the details of the method by which admissions shall be determined. 

Application Stages

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine requires two separate application stages.


Only those candidates we believe best match our program are extended an invitation to interview with members of faculty.

Travel and Hotels

Before visiting the School of Medicine, plan out your travel and hotel accommodations in the Pittsburgh area.