Our Goal and Mission
The Pitt Interprofessional Center for Health Careers (PIC Health Careers) will be one of the first of its kind devoted to undergraduate health and pre-health interprofessional education, establishing a preeminent educational and advising infrastructure to support undergraduate students interested in health sciences fields.
With a focus on the undergraduate student community, the center will build upon and present them with the strong interprofessional working relationships already in place at the graduate professional level (e.g., Working Group on Interprofessional Education, Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education), as well as relationships with the profession-specific schools and programs.
What We Offer
In keeping with the University’s Personalized Education Initiative, the center will assure robust education, programming, mentoring, and advising for students aspiring to careers in the health professions and provide opportunities for students to:
- Explore careers in health, health care, and biomedical sciences;
- Learn how individuals in different professions work together in the context of the contemporary health and health care environments; and
- Make informed career choices with an understanding of the evolving health and health care delivery system, roles of individual health care professionals, and the importance of teams and teamwork in the care of patients and assuring the health of communities.
Partners in the Interprofessional Center for Health Careers Program
- Student Affairs - First-year and Upperclass Health Sciences Living Learning Communities will provide content expertise outside the classroom through programs and experiences for undergraduate students who have elected to live, study, and socialize with students in health-related fields.
- The Career Center - Undergraduate health and pre-health student support through orientation and other activities.
- Office of Admissions and Financial Aid - Recruits a strong pool of applicants and enrollees in Pitt’s undergraduate health and pre-health programs.
- Pitt Commons (powered by PeopleGrove) - Student mentoring available through Health Links, an online program that facilitates virtual mentoring relationships among students, alumni, faculty, staff, and friends of the University.
- Coalition for Pre-Health Students (CPHS)