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Curriculum

The goal of our Internal Medicine Residency Program is to train leaders in healthcare by providing comprehensive and outstanding clinical training to our residents. Upon completion of training, physicians possess the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary for successful practice of general medicine or further subspecialty training. These attributes for success include humanism, professionalism, clinical skills, management skills, and commitment to lifelong learning.

Our program’s clinical experiences take place at state-of-the-art training facilities.

We offer an innovative 4:1 rotation schedule that consists of 10 (4-week) inpatient rotations throughout the academic year with a 1-week outpatient rotation between each inpatient rotation.

Our didactic experiences complement the clinical experiences to ensure that house staff acquire the essential clinical skills, confidence, and independence required for delivering the highest quality medical care to patients with diverse types of acute or chronic diseases.

Our program is committed to addressing issues that contribute to physician burnout and to promoting a learning environment that is conducive to wellness and good physical and mental health. We’ve established a Wellness Taskforce (a group of dedicated residents, faculty and staff) whose mission it is to ensure that our training program values an achievable and appropriate resident work/life balance. To accomplish this, our program actively monitors, measures and offers resources for the treatment of burnout among trainees. Proactively, we seek to combat burnout by building resiliency and promoting health and wellness in our residents through didactics and fun and uplifting wellness events during and outside of work hours. A “Wellness Room” has been added to our department, where residents can go to eat, watch TV, do arts and crafts, and have a beautiful view of the city of Pittsburgh.

We offer special tracks, with three PGY-1 options:

  • Categorical, including Primary Care, and Inclusion Health tracks (30 positions per year)
  • Preliminary (10 positions, PGY-1)