Every year, the Physician Scientist Training Program (PSTP) expects to receive approximately 200 applications for a limited number of available positions (usually between 8 and 10). The PSTP selection committee screens each completed application and invites well-qualified applicants to interview in Pittsburgh at the program's expense. The PSTP office communicates acceptance decisions shortly after candidates interview with the program.
All successful PSTP applicants demonstrate
- An outstanding record of academic and scholarly accomplishment
- A durable interest in basic and translational research
- A commitment to a career as an independent physician-scientist
- The interpersonal capabilities to become a valuable member of the PSTP’s collaborative and collegial culture
Review the application and interview requirements, and find out what supplemental materials you'll need when you apply to the PSTP.
Learn what you should expect during PSTP interview day, as well as when you'll receive your decision notification.
Review application statistics from the PSTP's first admissions cycle (2007) through the most recent (2022).
Already enrolled in the School of Medicine? You might be eligible to apply to the PSTP.
International students who meet the School of Medicine's terms and conditions for international student admission are encouraged to apply to the PSTP.
Access the calendar of outreach presentations scheduled for the 2021-22 school year.