Resources for Faculty, Students, Coordinators

For Faculty

Application to the Graduate Faculty

School of Medicine faculty interested in training PhD students are required to become members of the University Graduate Faculty. Applications will be reviewed by the School of Medicine Graduate Council on the following dates for 2022:

  • Monday, January 31, 2022
  • Monday, April 25, 2022
  • Monday, August 29, 2022
  • Monday, October 31, 2022

All application materials should be submitted at least 3 weeks prior to the meeting date.

Guidelines and Instructions

Mentoring Resources
  1. The Center for Mentoring serves as a central resource to support professional excellence by encouraging growth and development of faculty as mentors, scholars, and teachers.
  2. The National Research Mentoring Network is an excellent resource for mentoring material, as well as information about various programs they run such as mentor training, mentee training, facilitator training, grant writing coaching. 
  3. Nature article that discusses a survey of over 6000 graduate students is an eye-opener to the turbulent nature of doctoral research.


By becoming more effective mentors and mentees, faculty can strengthen professional interactions with colleagues, advance the mission of scholarship, and foster connections with students which prepare them for success at Pitt and for lives of impact beyond campus.

For Current Students 


The University of Pittsburgh reinforces its commitment to graduate students through policies and regulations that ensure open communication among faculty and students as well as fair and equitable treatment.

Professional Resources
Health Wellness, and Resilience Resources
Living Resources

For Program Coordinators 

Non-Degree Applications

Please have prospective students fill the Non-Degree Application. Coordinators will need to collect completed forms from students, review the forms, and then email these completed forms to Lauren Zielinski in the Office of Graduate Studies.

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