More than 60 percent of first-year students engage in a summer research program. In addition, some medical students take a year off at some point to earn a master’s degree in public health, biomedical ethics, or a related field; others engage in a year-long program of specialized study or research available through various prestigious national fellowship programs.
Contact our Student Affairs office for more information on opportunities.
Dual Degree Programs
- Joint Degree in Medicine and Bioethics (MD/MA)
- Multidisciplinary Master of Public Health Program (MMPH)
- Other dual degree programs are available but are not formally coordinated through the School of Medicine. These programs would need to be explored through the respective schools at the University of Pittsburgh (i.e. MBA, JD, etc.).