Division of

Geriatric Medicine

T32 Predoctoral Training Application Instructions

This one-year predoctoral training program is designed for medical students and is integrated into the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine five-year MD/Research track.

Click here for an online version of the application form.

Applicant agrees to the following:

  • Commit to 1 year of training
  • Participate in geriatric conference (approximately 1.5 hours per week)
  • Take at least one of the aging concentration courses in the CRTP, or if pursuing a basic science area, an alternative source of formal learning about aging research such as the month’s Biology of Aging seminar
  • Create and maintain a career portfolio with goals and timelines, self-assessment, and progress reports every 6 months
  • With the mentor, develop and submit to the T32 director a proposal for a specific project with publishable findings, preferably prior to starting the year but at minimum by month 3 of the training year

Application should include:

  • Completed Application Form
  • Statement of Career Goals (not to exceed 1 page)
  • Reference letters from applicant’s proposed mentor and one other reference
  • Curriculum vitae or biographical sketch
  • Primary mentor’s NIH biographical sketch

Reference letters and completed applications should be mailed or emailed to:

T32 Applicant
c/o Susan Greenspan, MD
Geriatric Medicine
3471 Fifth Avenue; Suite 1110
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Email: Dr Susan Greenspan

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Division of Geriatric Medicine
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Kaufmann Medical Building, Suite 500
3471 Fifth Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

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