Physician Scientist Symposium

June 10, 2023

On behalf of the School of Medicine, it is our pleasure to welcome you to the inaugural Physician Scientist Symposium!

At the University of Pittsburgh and UPMC, great effort has been placed on fostering a strong research and clinical environment that supports physician scientists. This starts with the many trainee programs available for those interested in pursuing a career as a physician scientist, including the Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP), Physician Scientist Training Program (PSTP), Clinical Scientist Training Program (CSTP) and the Burroughs Wellcome Foundation Scholars; and also includes the many research-track residency opportunities and training positions funded by NIH through institutional T32, R38, and K-grant mechanisms.

This Symposium provides a forum to bring trainees, faculty and alumni from these programs together in an effort to further engender a vibrant physician scientist community. In addition to facilitating connections, this Symposium includes directed sessions of practical strategies to overcome many challenges facing individuals balancing research, clinical care, and life-needs. Our goal is to help attendees to pursue and flourish in their careers. We hope you enjoy the symposium and thank you for making the time to attend!

Target Audience

Physicians, medical students, residents, & fellows.

Learning Objectives

Symposium learning objectives:
1.Build skills and knowledge that will support and enrich a life of inquiry, discoveryand service as a physician scientist.
2.Make connections with others that will support your development beyond thescope of the symposium.
3.Engage in mentoring with others both within and outside of your career stage.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 5.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • 5.25 Attendance
Course opens: 
04/25/2023
Course expires: 
12/31/2023
Event starts: 
06/10/2023 - 8:30am EDT
Event ends: 
06/10/2023 - 5:30pm EDT
Heinz History Center
Pittsburgh, PA
United States

In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Physician (CME)
The University of Pittsburgh designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.

Available Credit

  • 5.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • 5.25 Attendance
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For more information, please contact Shannon Petsch by email at petschcl@pitt.edu.