Pre-Medical Professions

Pitt-Johnstown Pre-Medical and Health Professions 

The University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown has a strong commitment to educating undergraduate students preparing for careers in medicine and health-related sciences. Many Pitt-Johnstown students are in degree programs in preparation for employment or further graduate study in nursing, medicine, rehabilitation, optometry, dentistry, podiatry, or veterinary medicine.

Pre-Med


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    Stephen KilpatrickPhD
    814-269-2071 

Between 1999 and 2011, the average acceptance rate into medical school was 97.8%, while the acceptance rate into dentistry and podiatry schools has been 100%.

Students in the pre-med program work closely with faculty and medical professionals who guide and mentor them throughout their time at Pitt-Johnstown. Among the opportunities available to you at Pitt-Johnstown are:

  • Individual academic advising sessions during which you will identify career goals, choose a major, discuss course requirements, and establish a timeline for completing your studies
  • Job-shadowing experiences, internships, and preceptorships at our region’s leading healthcare facilities and research centers, which will provide you with real-world experience and a first-hand understanding of benefits and opportunities of your chosen career
  • Research experiences, including participation at the annual Symposium for the Promotion of Academic and Creative Enquiry (SPACE), which enable you to connect theory-to-practice while making meaningful contributions to your career field
  • Events, such as group informational sessions and workshops with community members in health professions, to help you establish a professional network
  • Membership in the Health Sciences-Medical Real World Interest Group, which connects you to other students, faculty, and staff with shared interests
  • Guidance on the review, selection, and application processes for professional school including mock interviews and Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) preparation

Pitt-Johnstown is proud the acceptance rate into professional schools for students participating in the Pre-Medical Careers program.