The Medical Student Handbook is the official document on policies, procedures, and resources of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. It is important that each student becomes familiar with its contents. While every effort is made to provide accurate and current information, the School of Medicine reserves the right to change without notice policies, procedures, programs, and other matters when circumstances dictate.
Table of Contents
The handbook provides an introduction to the medical school for freshmen, outlines upper-class curricula, and includes information of interest to members of all classes. Learn about our mission and history.
Find contact information for Student Affairs, Medical Education, Financial Aid, and other administrative offices and personnel.
Administrative Policies & Procedures
Read the administrative policies and procedures governing Pitt Med students.
Academic Policies & Procedures
Read the policies and procedures governing Pitt Med academic programs.
Visit the Learning Environment webpage to access the UPSOM Learning Environment Statement, Policy on Mistreatment and Harassment, Professionalism Accolade and Incident Report (PAIR) system.
Student Financial Aid
Get help with financial aid applications, regulations, budgeting, and other financial aid concerns.
Learn about the school's advising, academic support, student health and wellness, and disability services, among other student services.
Locate details on the Pitt Med curriculum, along with links to courses for all four years of study.
Find day-by-day overviews of the academic year, course exam dates, and other key calendar information.
Student Research Program
The Student Research Program consists of three components: Longitudinal Research Project (LRP); Dean's Summer Research Project (DSRP); and the Pitt Med Research Experience for Prematriculants (PREP). Pitt Med students can read and critically evaluate scientific and medical literature, present a research proposal, perform a research project under direct mentorship from an expert in that field, and present that longitudinal research project in both informal and formal collegial venues.
Special Degree Programs
Get information about special degree programs available to Pitt Med students.