Dean's Message

A Message From the Associate Dean for Graduate Studies

Dear Prospective Applicant,

Welcome to the Interdisciplinary Biomedical Graduate Program.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine has recently emerged as a dynamic, fast-growing national leader in science, education and medicine. We are looking for highly motivated students who can help us to build a legacy of outstanding 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. The medical school is located within 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. Come join us and discover the exciting opportunities for training in this diverse academic community with people of varied backgrounds, experiences and intellectual interests.

The Pitt Interdisciplinary Biomedical Graduate Program builds upon core principles of modern biology, encourages student choice, and provides in-depth training in six different fields. During the first year, which is dedicated to interdisciplinary approaches, students engage in laboratory rotations, choose a mentor and transition into one of our specialized programs. Our courses and milestone exams help students to develop critical thinking and communication skills, while introducing them to the key questions in contemporary biomedical science.

Use this website to explore the Pitt Interdisciplinary Biomedical Graduate Program. It contains a wealth of information describing our program, its underlying philosophy, the training faculty, the students, our University and living in the city of Pittsburgh.

John P. Horn, PhD

Director, Interdisciplinary Biomedical Graduate Program
Associate Dean for Graduate Studies