University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

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The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is a 4-year MD-granting program that welcomed its first class in 1886. At the University of Pittsburgh, they want medicine to be human, not mechanistic. Students at Pitt spend 33 percent of their time in lecture, 33 percent in small groups, and 33 percent in other modes of instruction such as self-directed learning, computer-based, community, or clinical experience. Students are required to participate in the Student Research Program and complete a scholarly research project. The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine provides students the option to have an area of concentration ranging from disability health to patient safety or global health.


The mission of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is to improve the health and well-being of individuals and populations through cutting-edge biomedical research, innovative educational programs in medicine and biomedical science, and leadership in academic medicine. We strive to implement this mission with the highest professional and ethical standards, in a culture of diversity and inclusiveness, and in an environment that enables all students, faculty, and staff to develop to their fullest potential.

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Dual Degree Programs:

  • - MD/PHD

    - MD/MA

    - MD/MPH


Campus: Pittsburgh

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  • - Annual High Temp: 61.4°F

    - Annual Low Temp: 42.6°F

    - Av. Annual Rainfall: 34.8 inch

*US average index is 100

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