University of Pittsburgh

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401 Scaife Hall
Pittsburgh, PA 15261


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U.S. News Rankings

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Research rank Category Name
#17 Best Research
Ranking score and category
Primary care rank Category Name
#18 Best Primary Care


#9 in Geriatrics
#7 in Pediatrics

Medical School Overview

The School of Medicine at University of Pittsburgh has an application deadline of October 15. The application fee at University of Pittsburgh is $85. Its tuition is Full-time: $46,962 (in-state) and Full-time: $48,138 (out-of-state). The faculty-student ratio at University of Pittsburgh is 3.7:1. The School of Medicine has 2,316 full- and part-time faculty on staff.

The curriculum at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine focuses on problem-based studies and participatory learning. In addition to a core science curriculum, Pitt medical students select an area of concentration, such as Disabilities Medicine, Global Health, or Service Learning: Underserved Populations. Students will also complete a scholarly project before graduation.

The School of Medicine is actively involved in research and receives a large amount of funding from the National Institutes of Health. The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) Hospitals and Facilities is a highly ranked healthcare network and serves as a training and research center for students. In addition to the traditional M.D., the School of Medicine offers master’s and Ph.D. degree programs through the Graduate Studies division. Pitt graduate students receive free fare around the city of Pittsburgh on Port Authority buses, as well as free or discounted tickets to local museums, performances, and athletic events.


Applications accepted June 1 (Begins)
October 15 (Ends)
Application fee $85
AMCAS application accepted Yes
AACOMAS application accepted No


Full-time faculty 2,244
Full-time faculty-student ratio 3.7:1

Student Body

Total medical school enrollment 602
Gender distribution
Gender distribution



Full-time: $46,962 (in-state)
Full-time: $48,138 (out-of-state)

Required fees $783


Graduates admitted to their first-choice residency program N/A
Most popular residency and specialty programs (2012 and 2013 classes)
anesthesiology pediatrics
emergency medicine physical medicine and rehabilitation
family practice psychiatry
internal medicine radiology - diagnostic
obstetrics and gynecology surgery - general

* Medical School Overview details based on 2013 data

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