Applying to Our Program


We typically begin to extend invitations to interview about 1-2 weeks after the MSPE is released via interview broker. We will begin to compile a waitlist that will be updated on a rolling basis. If you have not heard from us by mid-November, please feel free to contact us for an update on your status.

Please keep in mind that we receive many more applications from qualified students than we could possibly interview. We are, unfortunately, limited in the number of interviews we can offer. We develop a waitlist so that if an applicant offered an interview declines, we can then offer a spot to another qualified applicant. If for some reason you must cancel your interview with us, please do so two weeks in advance to ensure adequate time for others to schedule.  If at any point after the MSPE is available, you receive a new SLOE or Step 2 score, please email Larissa Lindquist at with the update, so that we can review your application again.

We will review each student’s qualifications once their entire application is complete.

We are a diverse and inclusive community and everyone is welcome at our program.


Application Process

The application process begins with the Electronic Residency Application Service.

The following documents must be submitted to ERAS:

  • Common Application form
  • Dean's Letter (MSPE)
  • Official medical school transcript
  • Three letters of recommendation (maximum of 4)
  • USMLE transcript
  • Personal Statement
  • Photo 

The deadline for applications is December 1st.

Interviews are granted by invitation only.

Residents are selected through the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) on the uniform resident selection date.


Information for Foreign Medical Graduates

The University Health Center of Pittsburgh (UHCP) sponsors international medical graduates (IMG's) on J-1 clinical visas through the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates(ECFMG). In order for the GME office to sponsor IMGs, individuals must provide the following:

  1. A valid copy of their ECFMG certificate.
  2. A letter from the Ministry of Health in their home country. Please see the ECFMG website for details.
  3. A check for $275.00 made payable to ECFMG.

If you have any additional questions, please contact the University Health Center of Pittsburgh Graduate Medical Education Office at (412) 647-5819.

As with U.S. graduates, we accept applications only through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). More information can be obtained through the ERAS web page.

The deadline for applications is December 1st and the following are required:

  • Dean's Letter
  • Official medical school transcript
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • USMLE transcript
  • Photo