University of Pittsburgh

Associate Dean’s Message

Welcome to the School of Medicine's Graduate Studies gateway.

Through this site, you can find information about all graduate training programs available through the medical school at the University of Pittsburgh.  This includes details about the faculty and their research.

The site also explains

  • our commitment to student diversity
  • services that we offer to help students make the most of their graduate experience
  • opportunities for undergraduates who want to attend graduate school  
  • resources for career planning, and
  • features that make Pittsburgh a great place to live and study

The School of Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh is a dynamic, fast-growing national leader in science, education and medicine.  We are committed to nurturing the success of an outstanding faculty and outstanding students.  As part of our strategic vision, we are looking for highly motivated students who want to participate in ground breaking biomedical research that will advance the frontiers of science and health care. Towards this end, we offer a culture of collaboration among faculty and students, basic scientists and clinicians.  All graduate training is organized along programmatic rather than departmental lines, with a commitment to interdisciplinary approaches.

The medical school is located in Oakland, a vibrant university district nestled in the heart of an affordable and comfortable community.  Pittsburgh is a major American city with a long tradition of innovation and progressive thought; its people have a proven track record of transforming creative ideas into action.  Students and faculty from all over the United States and the world choose to come here because of the exciting opportunities for research and career development in this diverse academic community with people of varied backgrounds, experiences and intellectual interests.

Please use this gateway to explore our Graduate Programs, their underlying philosophy, the training faculty, the students, our University and living in the city of Pittsburgh. 

If you have any questions or suggestions, contact us today.


John P. Horn, PhD

Associate Dean for Graduate Studies

Associate Dean's Message

Associate Dean, Dr. Horn

Students choose PITT graduate programs because we offer outstanding opportunities to advance the frontiers of biomedical science and health care.”
John P. Horn, PhD
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