About Us

Office Mission

The Office of Student Affairs mission is to support all our medical students during your time at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. We provide individualized personal, professional, and academic guidance in an equitable and just way to maximize the success of our diverse body of medical students.

Committed to Your Success

We understand the needs of medical students and are dedicated to meeting those needs. Our team is trained to support your academic success, nurture your sense of well-being, and guide your through your professional development. We are here to celebrate your achievements and to support you through the tough moments of life (whether personal or within your family).  We will guide your through the important milestones of medical school – step 1, your transition to clerkships, and applying and matching into your specialty.  You can count on us!

Our Values

Gonzaga PortraitAlda Maria Gonzaga, MD
Associate Dean for Student Affairs
591 Scaife Hall


Pettigrew PortraitChenits Pettigrew, EdD
Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
586 Scaife Hall


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