Medical Alumni Association

What Does Your Gift Support?

MAA Student Scholarship- MEDAL 

Graduating medical students, on average, face a debt burden of over $100,000. As the cost of medical education continues to soar, gifts that support scholarships help students focus on their studies and allow them to choose a career path based on personal passion and not economic gain. Pitt’s ability to attract the brightest and most talented medical scholars each year depends on its ability to offer financial assistance.

MAA Student Resource Fund- MED** 

Student Travel: Pitt Medical students have access to a wide array of academic programs, extracurricular activities, and research opportunities that enhance their experience and the value of their Pitt education. From global health opportunities, to conference networking experiences, current students take advantage of all the University has to offer, and that is made possible by donor support.

Student Events: Medical students at Pitt are connected to their classes and the alumni community 24/7. Using the alumni based support; students receive their White Coat Ceremony, Match Day, Graduation Luncheon, 3rd year pinning, Black Bag Ball and Scope and Scalpel events. Donations make possible the pivotal programming that aids students as they enter into their education and residency programs.

Student Coffee: Over the course of four years, the MAA brews more than 7,000 gallons of free coffee for current Pitt Med Students, provided by the generosity of our medical alumni. This coffee not only serves as a much needed caffeine boost, but puts the MAA in touch with the students on a daily basis, connecting students to each other and to the broader Pitt Medical Alumni family. This connection has fostered an environment where students want to continue to connect with alumni and attend alumni functions while enjoying a unique and appreciated gift from former students to the next generation of physicians. 

White Coat Ceremony

Alumni Funded Stethescopes: Be a part of the Pitt Med White Coat Ceremony tradition by helping to provide stethescopes for the next generation of Pitt Med physcians. This annual fundraiser, based through an online Crowdfunding platform, takes place the summer before the August ceremony and builds a bridge from the alumni community to incoming students. Alumni philanthropy ensures that a helping hand will be with the next generation as they learn and innovate.