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Visiting Students

Domestic Visiting Students

Students who have completed their core clinical training at their accredited home institution in the US or Canada may apply for an elective experience at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine as a Domestic Visiting Student Applicant.

If you have any questions, please contact us at:

Due to the high volume of applicants, we request that you do not phone our office. We can most efficiently route your questions and assist you via the email box. Thank you.

Important Dates

Academic Blocks for 2015-2016
Academic Blocks for 2016-2017

February 5, 2016 - Applications for 2016-2017 begin

March 21, 2016 - Acceptance notifications begin*

*You will be notified by email if you have been accepted. Acceptance decisions for 2016-2017 visiting electives cannot be made before March 21, 2016.


Application Process

Review course information and other important information in our course catalog: UPSOM Course Catalog.
For department- or course- specific questions, contact the department's student coordinator:Student Coordinator Listing by Department

Application Instructions
Information on required background clearances

Information on required immunization form

Supplemental Document Requirements
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Completed applications should be received at least two (2) months prior to the requested academic block and must be submitted via postal mail.
Please allow at least two (2) weeks for the processing of your completed application. All application materials are processed in the order received.
You will be notified by e-mail when your application has been processed.


After you have reviewed the information above, you may begin your application here: Online Domestic Visiting Student Application Request


Please note: If you are a visiting student interested in participating in an Internal Medicine elective experience at UPMC Mercy, you must contact Debra Bodner via e-mail: or 412-232-5515 to discuss their specific application process.


Visiting International Applicants

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine provides opportunities for a limited number of visiting international applicants from approved institutions.

If you are a student at one of the approved institutions, please contact us at for information about UPSOM requirements for international visiting students and how to apply.


Prospective Medical Students

Prospective Medical Students are invited to visit the School of Medicine Office of Admissions and Financial Aid »

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