Our Students

Tomorrow's Leaders in Medicine & Research

"At the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, we want applicants who will make exceptional doctors. We try very hard to achieve a class that is diverse in regard to academic, socioeconomic, experiential, and ethnic background. Since our curriculum includes considerable time spent in small-group learning, we look for students interested in collegial relationships with peers and faculty. Lastly, we want our students to enjoy a full, rich life while they are here at medical school, so we are attracted to candidates who have a variety of interests in addition to medicine."

Beth Piraino, MD, Associate Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid

Isabela Negrin, Class of 2016

"I already felt like I belonged in the Pitt Med family." Read more about Isabela's life at Pitt Med. 

Utsav Bansal, Class of 2016

"Pittsburgh offers a niche for every interest be it for the sports fans or the salsa dancers." Read more about Utsav's life at Pitt Med.

Matthew Kesinger, Class of 2017

"As I look back, I am amazed at what has been possible since becoming a medical student." Read more about Matthew's life at Pitt Med.

Alejandro Morales, Class of 2016

"Another thing that brought me here was Pitt Med’s power as a research institution." Read more about Alejandro's life at Pitt Med.

Lorraine Boakye, Class of 2016

"PittMed stood out as an innovative, collaborative and diverse place to study medicine." Read more about Lorraine's life at Pitt Med.