About Us

Office Mission

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.

Support and Services

The Office of Student Affairs provides support and services for our students in many areas, including:

  • Career and Residency Advising, including the Residency Match Process
  • Advisory Dean Program
  • Diversity Programs
  • Registrar Services
  • Student Health and Wellness
  • Student Honor Council and SHARP
  • Information about summer and enrichment opportunities
  • Student Research (including Student Research Program)
  • Support for the Student Government and Student Activity Groups
  • Special Events (White Coat Ceremony, Orientations, Pinning Ceremony, Match Day, Graduation)
  • Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) and Humanism Honor Society (HHS)
  • Leaves of Absence
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Letters of Good Standing
  • Verification of MD Degree
  • School Policies and Procedures

And more.

Drop-Ins Welcome!

Students are always welcome to stop by our office. We are located in S594 Scaife Hall.

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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