Overview

The University of Pittsburgh offers an undergraduate program in emergency medicine. Students are provided with a strong foundation in clinical experiences, educational expertise, and administrative leadership.

This program is designed to meet the growing need for the advanced skill levels required in the EMS profession and to prepare students for the technical, clinical, and administrative challenges of a career in EMS and health care today.

The Pitt Freshman Guarantee

All incoming Pitt freshmen choosing the pre-emergency medicine major code PREEM will be granted guaranteed admission contingent on maintaining a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or greater and successfully interviewing with the EM faculty during their sophomore year (at regional Pitt campuses, choose corresponding codes). Students must meet requirements for admission. 

Application Requirements

Pitt Students

A formal SHRS application is required for admission and can be completed online.

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

Paramedics

Paramedics must include a copy of their certification.

Transfer Students

Students transferring from a school other than the University of Pittsburgh must apply through the University of Pittsburgh's Office of Admissions, Transfer Admissions.  Transfer students must also submit the supplemental information required for SHRS (this supplemental information is part of the transfer application).  Contact the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid at (412)624-7488 with any questions.

Senior transfer students must be a currently certified (or nationally registered) paramedic with a card to receive the advanced standing of 39 credits.  Paramedics must include a copy of their certification. 

Note: Application can be submitted while course requirements are in progress.

A group of students working as a team to treat a patient in cardiac arrest, this practice develops knowledge of the protocols and the ability to work as a team leader and team member. Students posing for a picture at the completion of their junior year.
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