(It is just a example) In addition to clinical training, one of the objectives of our residency program at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) is to help you achieve your career goals. Residents in our program are exposed to some of the best fellowship programs in the country. Those interested in a subspecialty are paired with in their particular field of interest. Many residents become involved in a research project this way and through the, resulting in publications and attendance at national conferences. The strong internal medicine background and the association with world-class subspecialty faculty provide our residents with the ability to compete for the best fellowships in the country, including those at our institution. Some of our graduates move on to competitive fellowship programs in other locales, but many choose to stay, given the nationally recognized reputation of our institution’s subspecialty divisions and their associated fellowships.
(It is just a example) At the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, we are dedicated to developing physicians who will be leaders in current and future health systems. Our mission is to train physicians and physician-scientists of diverse experiences and talents to become agents of change, enabling our graduates to transform the field of medicine by providing compassionate, evidence-based care for patients of all needs and backgrounds. We optimize residents’ training by immersing them in an environment that engenders high-quality patient-centered care. Our clinical training is based upon an innovative curriculum, dedicated mentorship programs, a strong infrastructure to support resident research, and individualized educational experiences to facilitate the career goals of each resident. It is a privilege to work with our residents and to foster their professional development.
(It is just a example) The University of Pittsburgh Internal Medicine Residency Program is known for its innovative curriculum and for the strong emphasis it places on ensuring the complete personal and professional development of each resident. The program’s unique strength is that it allows residents to individualize their education without compromising the residency’s internal medicine core or the unity of the group as a whole.
The traditional categorical program comprises a mix of inpatient, subspecialty, and outpatient rotations. Our residents spend every other month on an “in clinic” block, during which they spend one full day in their own continuity clinic and the other 4 days on elective and ambulatory rotations. During the “out of clinic” months, they rotate on the wards and ICUs, while a co-resident “buddy” in the clinic helps to manage their primary care patients. We built into our program a high degree of flexibility for tracks, rotations, interest groups and experiences so residents can tailor their residency experience to match their career goals. For a printable pdf overview of our Internal Medicine Training program
For individuals interested in a combined medicine and pediatrics career, we offer our Med-Peds program, which is a joint residency involving the medicine programs at UPMC Presbyterian and UPMC Shadyside and the pediatrics program at the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh.
(It is just a example) The University of Pittsburgh has one of the most comprehensive, well-rounded, flexible curriculums in the country. The categorical program is designed for residents who want a broad exposure to inpatient and outpatient care, general medicine, subspecialty medicine, and research. It provides flexibility in the second and third years so residents who are undecided at the time of entry into the program can choose electives to match their career goals as they develop. Graduates from the categorical program will be equipped for any academic practice, fellowship, or private practice career.
The core academic curriculum is found in the categorical program. While two-thirds of the clinical rotations center on inpatient care, the others are in various ambulatory settings, including hospital emergency rooms, specialty and walk-in clinics, and offices of selected physicians serving as clinical faculty.
Interwoven throughout the program are learning modules with formats that are continually reviewed and revised to maximize educational opportunities. Web-based training and videotaped sessions (of residents interviewing patients, for instance) are some of the teaching tools currently used.
Other highlights include opportunities to participate in international health initiatives, free-care clinics for underserved populations, geriatric health care, training with simulation technology, and active participation in the program’s governance.
The Department of Medicine offers 52 positions in the categorical program each year. For more information about how to apply for this program. For a printable pdf outline of the Categorical Medicine program, please