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University of Pittsburgh

401 Scaife Hall
Pittsburgh, PA 15261
(412) 648-9891

Admissions E-mail: [email protected]
Web site: http://www.medschool.pitt.edu
Electronic application: https://admissions.medschool.pitt.edu

Fall 2008 Admissions Information
AMCAS application accepted? Yes
Earliest application date: 06/01
Application deadline: 12/15
Oldest MCAT considered: 2005
Application fee: $75
Director of admissions: Dr. Beth Piraino
Does this school ask for a secondary application as part of the admissions process? Yes

This school requires undergraduate work in these subjects in order to apply: biology, English, organic chemistry, inorganic (general) chemistry, physics, general chemistry

Is a personal interview required for admission? Yes
Are interviews conducted at the medical school? Yes

Acceptance notice to regular application for the 2007-2008 first-year class:
     -Earliest date: October 15
     -Latest date: August 13

Applicant's response to acceptance offer for the 2007-2008 first-year class:
     -Maximum time in weeks: 2 weeks
     -Does the school consider requests for deferred entrance? Yes
     -Deposit to hold place in class: $100
     -Deposit due: May 23
     -Deposit refundable prior to: N/A
     -Starting month for the class of 2007-2008: August

Early Decision Plan application period for the 2007-2008 first-year class:
     -Does the school have an Early Decision Plan (EDP)? No
     -EDP application period begins: N/A
     -EDP application period ends: N/A
     -EDP applicants notified by: N/A

Fall 2005 Admissions Statistics

  Applied Interviewed Accepted Enrolled
Total: 5,297 1,068 458 147
In-state: 861 174 91 45
Out-of-state: 4,436 894 367 102
Women: 2,457 482 218 61
Minorities: 2,088 438 191 68
International: 65 0 0 0



Acceptance rate: 8.6%

GPA
Average undergraduate GPA: 3.68

MCAT
Overall score (composite): 11.3
Verbal reasoning: 10.7
Physical sciences: 11.5
Biological: 11.7
Writing: P

Undergraduate Majors
Biological sciences (biology, microbiology, zoology, etc.): 42%
Physical sciences (biochemistry, chemistry, engineering, etc.): 21%
Non-sciences (sociology, economics, English, etc.): 18%
Other health professions (nursing, pharmacy, etc.): 1%
Mixed disciplines and other: 18%

Biological sciences (biology, microbiology, zoology, etc.): 42%
Physical sciences (biochemistry, chemistry, engineering, etc.): 21%
Non-sciences (sociology, economics, English, etc.): 18%
Other health professions (nursing, pharmacy, etc.): 1%
Mixed disciplines and other: 18%
 



Combined Degree Programs
Combined degree programs offered: M.D./Ph.D., M.D./M.P.H., M.D./M.A.

Does the school have a combined college/M.D. program? No
Number of years to complete combined college/M.D. program: N/A
Web site for combined college/M.D. program: N/A

Selection Factors
Details on the policies, preferences, criteria, factors and procedures used in the M.D. admission process:
(Data appear as originally submitted by this school)
We are an AMCAS school. All applicants may complete the secondary application. We admit on a rolling basis. PA residency has minimal effect on admission. Our committee seeks to admit a diverse, intellectually talented student body. Applicants should have medical exposure and extracurricular activities are weighted heavily. Applicants interview with students and faculty.

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