The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine has a well-developed curricular infrastructure that combines a lecture- and problem-based curriculum with early and in-depth clinical experiences and an integrated organ systems approach to the preclinical sciences. You can read more about the educational opportunities at Pitt Med and recent student stories in the UPSOM Annual Report.
Curriculum architecture, courses, clerkships, areas of concentration, and elective experiences:
- Curriculum Map
- Curriculum Blocks
- Areas of Concentration
- Medical Student Year I
- Medical Student Year II
- Medical Student Year III
- Medical Student Year IV
- Longitudinal Research Project (LRP)
- Curricular Themes
The curriculum of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is intended to foster the development of the competencies that the faculty considers to be essential for attainment of the MD degree and for graduates to enter the next stage of professional training.
UPSOM Curriculum Committee
The curriculum committee of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is comprised of faculty and students who work together to fulfill the charter of this committee to monitor, govern, and maintain the currency of the four-year curriculum.
In-Depth Study & Research Opportunities
The UPSOM offers medical students a wide range of options for pursuing a deeper study of an area of interest.
Training in Primary Care
The UPSOM curriculum includes in-depth experiences in primary care within both required and elective portions of the curriculum.