Pitt Pre-Health Scholars Program

Overview of the Pitt Pre-Health Scholars Program

The Pitt Pre-Health Scholars Program is an undergraduate diversity program committed to the recruitment, retention, and graduation of pre-health undergraduates who are underrepresented in the health professions. Students in the Program will have access to pre-health advising, mentoring, enrichment activities, and community building events.

The Pitt Pre-Health Scholars Program is offered by the Pre-Health Resource Center. The Program was first opened in the Fall of 2021 when we admitted our first cohort of 16 first and second-year undergraduate students. Scholars in the Program have opportunities for continued involvement and support from the Pre-Health Resource Center after completion of the Program.

Who Should Apply to the Pitt Pre-Health Scholars Program?

This program is for undergraduate pre-health students who are seeking mentorship and support on their path to professional training programs in health care fields.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Self-identify as an underrepresented student which includes students who identify as African American and/or Black, Hispanic/Latino, Native American (American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians), Pacific Islander, and mainland Puerto Rican
  • Be currently enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student in a degree program at the University of Pittsburgh
  • Have a strong desire to pursue a health career (medicine, pharmacy, dentistry, physician assistant, physical therapy, or any other health-related profession)

Application Requirements:

More information about the application requirements and important deadlines will be posted soon.

Please contact prehealth@pitt.edu with questions.