Welcome! Undergraduate study is an enriching opportunity that allows you to explore your many interests through classwork and hands-on experience. The Office of Science Education Outreach (OSEO), Health Sciences, at the University of Pittsburgh is committed to guiding you along your journey of science exploration and professional career options in the health sciences. We are here to support your interest in biomedical science including biomedical research opportunities, finding a compatible mentor, and preparing you for graduate and/or professional school (Dental Medicine, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Health, and Health and Rehabilitation). The OSEO is here to support you along your academic and career paths in the health science fields.
See our 2013 Summer Research Opportunites for Undergraduate Students Brochure.
Biomedical Research – Gaining Hands-on Experience
Undergraduate Independent Research Experiences
You have already tested your academic interest in the sciences, perhaps you have been dreaming of being the individual who finds the cure for cancer or becoming a physician scientist, an individual who combines being a physician with being a researcher. You may be thinking ahead to pursing a graduate degree and creating new knowledge that will help provide the basis for improving human health.
If any or all of the above are areas that you have been thinking about it may be time for you to test the process of doing science by working in a top-ranked laboratory or clinical research program at the University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences.
We invite you to explore the excitement of discovery in the biomedical sciences, clinical research, and transitional research at the University of Pittsburgh. You may wish to attend a summer research program where you can obtain an intensive research experience with a faculty mentor. Perhaps you are interested in a hands-on experience that is more customized to meeting your individual career goals and research talents. In this case you might wish to explore an independent research experience with one of the many talented and dedicated investigators at our top ranked research institution.
For Additional Information
The members of the Office of Science Education Outreach, Health Sciences, invite you to keep in touch. Please feel free to email or call the office with any questions, ideas or feedback you may have to improve our service to you.
If you are visiting or a student at the University of Pittsburgh, please stop by the Office of Science Education Outreach, Health Sciences, during normal business hours.
Suite M-252A Scaife Hall
3350 Terrace Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15261
The OSEO offers an electronic newsletter, featuring interesting information on science education activities and opportunities. Please sign-up for the free "How Science Works" electronic newsletter by going to to Stay Connected.
For Faculty willing to host an undergraduate student for a reseach opportunity
If you are a faculty member in one of the six schools of the health sciences you are encouraged to post available research training experiences for undergraduate students. Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and staff in OSEO will assist you in posting the opportunity.