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Curriculum

Curriculum

Our  Osteopathic Traditional Rotating Internship Program is designed to provide graduates of accredited osteopathic medical colleges with a broad range of inpatient and outpatient clinical experiences in the management of patients with a wide spectrum of health problems. This clinical experience is complemented by a range of formal and informal didactic experiences.

Following successful completion of the internship, osteopathic physicians who meet the other requirements will be eligible for full licensure in Pennsylvania and may enter into the practice of medicine. Graduates of the internship will also be qualified to undertake further training in programs accredited by either the American Osteopathic Association or the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.

Our program addresses all AOA requirements and accommodates individuals' learning needs and interests.

 

Clinical Experience

The Osteopathic Rotating Internship Program is designed to meet your needs without excessive exposure to any single disease or subspecialty. Full support services (such as a 24-hour phlebotomy team), ensure that your time and talents are used wisely. Scheduling is individualized and a reasonable call schedule, including a “night float” system, ensures that you will have time to enjoy the local culture and entertainment.

Interns work with the Director of Osteopathic Medical Education to develop their rotation schedule in a way that best addresses their learning needs and interests.

Following is a sample Osteopathic Traditional Rotating Internship schedule (AGH = Allegheny General Hospital; WPH = West Penn Hospital).

Rotation Categorical Location
Family Practice 1 AGH, WPH
Anesthesia, Radiology 2 weeks each AGH, WPH
Emergency Medicine 1 AGH
Critical Care 2 AGH, WPH
General Medicine 5 AGH, WPH
Night Teaching 1 AGH, WPH
Ambulatory Clinic 10 (1-week blocks) AGH, WPH
Elective 1 AGH, WPH

 

Training Facilities

Our main training sites are Allegheny General Hospital and West Penn Hospital, the Pittsburgh region's academic medical centers of Allegheny Health Network (AHN).

Our educational facilities also include the STAR (Simulation, Teaching and Academic Research) Center, which has a virtual hospital training site at West Penn Hospital and a mobile van that can bring the latest SimMan manikins and other equipment to community and other education locations.

 

Didactic Experiences

Residents in our Osteopathic Traditional Rotating Internship Program participate in the didactic educational experiences of the Internal Medicine Residency Program.