This program is intended for those applicants who are sure that the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is their first and only choice when pursuing their medical education.
The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine seeks talented and motivated students interested in studying medicine to participate in our seven week summer program.
This program is for qualified students, from post-baccalaureate pre-medical programs that UPSOM has an agreement, to participate in an accelerated enrollment process.
The MSTP provides medical students who wish to pursue a career in biomedical research the opportunity to undertake doctoral work at either the University of Pittsburgh or Carnegie Mellon University in one of the participating programs in basic science, engineering, or public health and complete both degrees in an average of seven to eight years.
CSTP applicants are considered in their 3rd year of medical school. Incoming students will not be considered for this program; this decision was made so that the students will have a more solid basis in regard clinical and research interest prior to entering the program.
The PSTP is a five-year program for exceptionally talented students who, in addition to the regular curriculum, undertake two summers and a dedicated year of laboratory-based research training as well as enrichment courses to prepare for careers in academic medicine.
Each summer, admitted entering medical students are invited to participate in a five week Prematriculation Program.
PREP provides an 8-week summer accelerated research experience, prior to matriculating into medical school, for highly motivated students who are admitted to Pitt Med.