Overview: The Physician Scientist Training Program (PSTP) at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is a five-year tuition assistance non-degree granting program through which students with a strong basic/translational research interest can start to build careers as physician-scientists. The PSTP website is located at pstp.pitt.edu.
Tuition Assistance: Medical school tuition is partially covered by the program ($10,000 for each of the four years of medical school). Students do not pay tuition during their research year between MS2 and MS3.
Admissions Process: Applicants invited for an interview at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine are eligible to apply to the PSTP. A completed PSTP application consists of both the PSTP supplemental application and two research-focused letters of recommendation.
The PSTP interviews approximately 20 qualified candidates per year. Qualified applicants demonstrate a high degree of scholastic excellence, a sincere commitment to a career in academic medicine, and the potential to be a leader in biomedical research.