Our major clinical training sites are Allegheny General Hospital, West Penn Hospital, and their associated faculty internal medicine clinics.
Allegheny General Hospital (AGH), located on Pittsburgh’s north side, is a national leader in cardiovascular, cancer, neuroscience, orthopedics, and transplants. It offers a wide array of medical and surgical specialties and has a Level I Trauma Center and LifeFlight aeromedical transport service. It is one of the largest tertiary facilities in the region while upholding a commitment to excellence in patient care, medical education and research.
West Penn Hospital (WPH), in Pittsburgh’s Bloomfield neighborhood, is an academic medical center that has been regionally and nationally recognized for excellence in nursing (region's first Magnet® hospital), bone marrow and cell transplantation, burn care (only center verified for both pediatric and adult burn care), cardiovascular care, and reproductive medicine. It has a Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and completely renovated Emergency Department, Cardiovascular Institute, intensive care units, medical, and surgical and stepdown patient care units.
(AGH Internal Medicine and West Penn Medical Associates)
Our program offers strong training in the outpatient setting to prepare residents pursuing careers in primary care and outpatient based specialties. In our Ambulatory Clinics, residents have the opportunity to deliver ongoing primary care to a group of patients in a setting similar to private office practice. In continuity clinic, the residents are the primary care providers in a firm system arrangement, with faculty on site at all times to provide instruction and supervision.
Each resident is assigned to a primary care site, where they see patients in the office during the ambulatory week. These ambulatory weeks consist of five half days at the primary clinic. We provide an educational portion of the ambulatory rotation through longitudinal lectures and online modules, along with the weekly ambulatory academic half day. The rest of the week is spent rotating through many subspecialty clinics throughout the community.