Our Environment

A healthy learning environment

 AHN fosters an environment of interaction that is conducive for training young physicians.  The anesthesiology faculty aspires to create a friendly learning environment where every anesthesiology resident becomes a part of the “family.”  Faculty get to know each resident and personalize learning based on individual strengths and weaknesses.  Each resident is assigned a mentor during the course of their training.

The residency has a Wellness Program that includes lectures and activities to promote wellness and prevent burnout.  A quarterly wellness newsletter and healthy office snack delivery service are provided.

Living in Pittsburgh 

Pittsburgh is a friendly, family-oriented city with an expanding night life and beautiful suburbs.  No longer a center for heavy industry, the city has earned an international reputation for its successful shift into advanced technology and biomedical enterprises.  The extensive physical redevelopment of the metropolitan area has been paralleled by a rise in quality of life indicators, as demonstrated by the selection of Pittsburgh as one of the “most livable” cities in the United States.

Building on a base of stable neighborhoods, low housing costs, moderate climate, and low crime rates, Pittsburgh also boasts a diversified economy and strong cultural, educational, and medical communities.

Regular performances by the Pittsburgh Symphony, Pittsburgh Public Theater, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, and the Pittsburgh Opera will satisfy the most demanding performance goers.  Museum lovers will appreciate the Carnegie Museum of Art with its outstanding art collection and the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, as well as the Andy Warhol and Heinz Regional History museums.  Sports enthusiasts will enjoy the Pittsburgh Pirates, Penguins, and Steelers, as well as Division I college sports.