How to Apply

Because of the accelerated nature of ISB training, students must be well prepared, self-motivated, and exhibit clear evidence of academic and research accomplishment. ISB students receive complete financial support in the form of tuition and stipend. The program strives for student diversity and is open to all applicants, irrespective of gender, race, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, or creed. Applicants will be assessed on the basis of their academic record, recommendations from their mentors, previous research experience, and a personal interview. 


Anyone considering application to the ISB program should carefully review the requirements for admission. Fee waivers are considered on a case-by-case basis. Please contact Shari Murphy at if you require a fee waiver.

The ISB program is pleased to announce that we will no longer require GREs to be submitted as part of your application packet.


Learn more about important dates throughout the application process.


The University of Pittsburgh and its School of Arts and Sciences and School of Medicine recognize that the diversity of its students, faculty and staff is crucial because it strengthens our institution, it strengthens our science, and it strengthens are ability to work together.


Applicants must apply for admission using the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine application Web site.