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Our Mission

The goal of the Physician Scientist Incubator program in Pittsburgh is to train the highest quality biomedical physician investigators, focusing at this time on those with MD degrees without PhD doctoral training who seek careers that involve pre-clinical research.  Support from the Burroughs Wellcome Foundation (BWF), UPMC, and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine enables us to offer comprehensive training for residents and fellows as BWF Scholars. Our program is deliberately structured to build the scientific, professional, and resiliency skills necessary to become a successful physician-scientist.



Among nation’s top 10
in NIH funding


Among best medical schools
for research


faculty members

NIH funding
biomedical investigator training
Discover and Engage

This is a time of explosive growth in our knowledge of the science of health and disease.  Learn more about our program.