Emergency Medicine Residency - Pittsburgh

Program Director: Mara Aloi, MD, RDMS
Accreditation: ACGME
Program Length: 3 years (PGY1-PGY3)
Residents per year: 12

Director's welcome

Welcome to the Emergency Medicine Residency Program at Allegheny General Hospital, part of the Allegheny Health Network. We are an ACGME-accredited, three-year program located in Pittsburgh, PA. Our program prepares residents for all walks of emergency medicine life. A broad and challenging curriculum with exposure to complex, high acuity patients promotes clinical excellence and provides for future growth. Although our primary goal is to develop outstanding clinicians, something which we have been proudly doing since 1982, our expanding research and teaching opportunities can lay the groundwork for a rewarding academic career. Our graduates are practicing in both academic and community settings throughout the country. We have a diverse faculty with a wide range of interests and areas of expertise who are committed to training the next generation of EM physician leaders.

The program office and the majority of clinical experiences are at Allegheny General Hospital, a Level 1 Trauma center, Comprehensive Cardiac Center and Comprehensive Stroke Center. Due to our affiliation with a large health system, our residents also get exposure to a variety of other sites, including a Level 2 trauma center and a Women’s Health hospital. Pediatric patients comprise a modest percentage of our patient encounters. Therefore, our program supplements this with rotations at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh.

Our LifeFlight program exposes residents to advanced prehospital care in both interhospital and scene environments. Resident involvement can begin in the first 2 years, accompanying the flight team in an observation status. Ground EMS experience begins with the intern riding along with one of our many affiliated EMS agencies. Residents may elect to participate in our Assistant EMS Medical Director program, which allows residents to take ownership of an EMS agency throughout their residency. These residents operate under the supervision of the agency’s medical director, learning the intricacies of EMS medical direction. Our residents also participate in Event Medicine, providing medical coverage for regional and national events, such as the Pennsic War.

Unique aspects of our program include:

  • We are a 40-yr old program which has allowed us to develop excellent interdepartmental and interdisciplinary relationships. Our residents and faculty are widely respected throughout the hospital
  • High-acuity in our emergency department provides ample resuscitation and procedural experience for our residents (41% Admission and ICU rate)
  • A curriculum that places particular emphasis on critical care with 6 ½ ICU rotations (Medical ICU, 2 CCU, Trauma ICU, Neuro ICU, Surgical ICU, Neonatal ICU)
  • Outstanding training in emergency point-of-care ultrasound (ED POCUS) which has been in place in our ED since 1985, making it one of the most well-established ED POCUS programs in the country. Our fellowship has received EUFAC accreditation
  • Diverse patient population: our catchment area includes urban, suburban, rural settings
  • Simulation education at the STAR center (Simulation, Teaching, and Academic Research center)
  • Fellowships in Sports Medicine, EMS, Ultrasound
  • Disaster medicine training both on-site and externally with at least 2 MCI exercises per year and the potential for additional training with FEMA
  • Rural Emergency Medicine track

Medical students

We encourage fourth-year medical students who are interested in our residency program to consider a fourth-year medical school rotation at Allegheny General Hospital in Emergency Medicine or a subspecialty elective (EMS, Ultrasound, Toxicology).

About Graduate Medical Education

The Emergency Medicine Residency program is part of the Graduate Medical Education (GME) opportunities offered by the AHN Medical Education Consortium. Learn more about Graduate Medical Education.

Contact us

Mary Beth Reddington

Program Coordinator

Allegheny General Hospital
Emergency Medicine Residency Program
320 East North Avenue, level 01
Pittsburgh, PA 15212

(412) 359-4905

Fax: (412) 359-4963