Administrative Offices

Office of Admissions and Financial Aid

The Admissions and Financial Aid Office is responsible for administering all financial aid and admission for the doctor of medicine degree. Information on how to apply to medical school, required courses, as well as admission and financial aid deadlines can be found on this site.

Office of Diversity Programs

The Office of Student Affairs/Diversity Programs exists to recruit and retain diverse body of medical students. Premedical enrichment and other support programs are just a few of the services offered by the staff in pursuit of our goal of ensuring student success.

Office of Faculty Affairs

The Office of Faculty Affairs is responsible for issues relating to School of Medicine faculty, including the development and interpretation of policies and procedures; recruitment, promotion, and tenure; faculty and chair orientation, counseling, and mediation; faculty development and governance; grievance and appeal procedures; and contractual, compensation, and legal issues. The office oversees standing committee operations, payroll and human resources functions, faculty performance evaluation, endowed chairs and professorships; statistical reporting, and serves as a liaison to the Office of the Senior Vice Chancellor for Health Sciences, the Office of the Provost, the Office of the Chancellor, Office of Legal Counsel, the University of Pittsburgh Physicians, and UPMC.

Office of Graduate Studies

The Graduate Studies Office administers the following academic degree-granting graduate programs: Biomedical Informatics (PhD, MS, Certificate), Biomedical Sciences (MS), Clinical Research (MS, Certificate), Clinical and Translational Science (PhD), Computational Biology (PhD) offered jointly with Carnegie Mellon University, Integrative Systems Biology (PhD), Medical Education (MS, Certificate), Molecular Biophysics and Structural Biology (PhD) offered jointly with CMU and Pitt’s School of Arts & Sciences, Microbiology and Immunology (PhD), Neurobiology (PhD) offered as part of the university-wide Center for Neuroscience University of Pittsburgh (CNUP), and an umbrella Interdisciplinary Biomedical Graduate Program which includes the following: Cell Biology and Molecular Physiology (PhD), Cellular and Molecular Pathology (PhD), Molecular Genetics and Developmental Biology (PhD), and Molecular Pharmacology (PhD).

Laboratory for Educational Technology

The Lab is a School of Medicine research and development group dedicated to the discovery, development, and validation of new technologies that support the educational mission of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

Medical Alumni Office

It is not unusual to see medical students and alums sharing news, stories, or personal experiences. The friendship and caring that alums offer to students helps make this medical school the special place that it is. One of the primary purposes of the Medical Alumni Association is to support current medical students to prepare them for their future careers as physicians and loyal alums. The organization also organizes reunions and plans local and regional events to keep alumni informed and connected to the School of Medicine.

Office of Medical Education

The Office of Medical Education (OMED) pursues teaching, research, and service missions related to the education of medical students. OMED offers a broad range of services to students and faculty, including academic development for students, instructional support for courses and clerkships, facilities management, course and faculty evaluation, informatics and informational technology support for instructional units, faculty development, program evaluation, testing services, and individual consultation. OMED develops new educational and curricular initiatives in conjunction with the Curriculum Committee and conducts research in medical education. OMED's human resources include a faculty Associate Dean, a faculty Associate Director, an Assistant Director/Administrator and a talented staff of administrative and curricular support personnel.

Office of the Medical Scientist Training Program

The MSTP offers exceptionally talented individuals the opportunity to undertake a physician-scientist training program tailored to their specific research interest. The primary directive is to create future biomedical investigators by providing the highest quality of graduate medical training.

Office of the Physician Scientist Training Program

The PSTP is a 5-year program funded by the School of Medicine. For students who have a clearly defined interest in academic medicine, the PSTP enriches the medical school's curriculum with an additional year of basic science training. Over a period of five years, these individuals acquire the knowledge, skills, and experience to begin careers in some of the most exciting areas of academic medicine.

Office of Student Affairs

The Office of Student Affairs supports the academic, career, professional, and personal development and success of University of Pittsburgh medical students. We aim to do this by providing services and programs in a supportive environment that enhances students' intellectual experience, facilitates career planning, fosters a feeling of well being, stimulates professional development, provides leadership opportunities, and activates students' commitment to diversity.