The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is a research powerhouse, with active translational research programs spanning multiple disciplines, and more than 150 Research Centers or Institutes. Pitt is now ranked #3 in NIH funding The University of Pittsburgh is ranked No. 23 on the US News & World Report’s 2022 list of Top Public Schools in the nation. 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. BY THE NUMBERS 3rd Among nation’s top 10 in NIH funding 13 Among best medical schools for research 2423 Full-time faculty members $570m+ NIH funding 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.