Undergraduate Medical Education

The teaching hospitals of Allegheny Health Network (AHN) - Allegheny General Hospital and West Penn Hospital in Pittsburgh, Forbes Hospital in the Pittsburgh suburb of Monroeville, and Saint Vincent Hospital in Erie, Pa. - have a long history of excellence in medical education.

Read more about our accredited and well-recognized programs for undergraduate medical education in the Erie and Pittsburgh, Pa., regions.

LECOM clinical site in Erie, Pa.

Saint Vincent Hospital in Erie, Pa., has long served as a clinical site for students of the Erie-based Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM). Under Saint Vincent Hospital's long-standing clinical education teaching agreement with LECOM, each year many third- and fourth-year LECOM osteopathic medical students choose numerous clinical rotations at Saint Vincent Hospital, Erie’s first hospital and the latest hospital to join Allegheny Health Network.

LECOM is the nation's largest medical college and with Millcreek Community Hospital and the Clinical Practices of LECOM forms the only osteopathic Academic Health Center in the United States. LECOM is at the core of this highly innovative medical education system and strives to add to the quality of life of our neighbors by bringing total health care to the community. LECOM is preparing the next generation of physicians, dentists and pharmacists at campuses in Erie and Greensburg, Pa., and in Bradenton, Fla.

Pittsburgh-area clinical campuses

A recent agreement between Allegheny Health Network and Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) allows LECOM students to complete their entire third and fourth years on the LECOM Forbes Hospital Clinical Campus.

In addition, our Pittsburgh-area hospitals serve as a regional medical campus for third- and fourth-year medical students from Drexel University College of Medicine and as a clinical affiliate site for Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University.

Pittsburgh-area senior elective rotations

Fourth-year medical students from any medical school (with the exception of students from Drexel, Temple and LECOM) accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) or American Osteopathic Association (AOA) are welcome to apply for senior elective rotations at Allegheny General Hospital or West Penn Hospital in Pittsburgh via the VASA/VSLO website.

*Drexel, Temple and LECOM students do not need to apply through the VSAS/VSLA system.

Pittsburgh campus contact information

LECOM Pittsburgh Clinical Campus
2550 Mosside Blvd.
Monroeville, PA 15146

Steven Wolfe, DO, MPH, Assistant Dean
Diane Very, Student Affairs Manager
Phone: (412) 457-1092

Pittsburgh Medical Student Affairs Office
Jennifer Roethlein
Allegheny General Hospital
320 East North Avenue, South Tower Room 188
Pittsburgh, PA 15212

Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University Students
Allegheny General Hospital
Phone: (412) 359-4335
Fax: (412) 359-3433

Medical Students from Drexel and schools other than Temple and LECOM
Jeff Reed
Allegheny General Hospital
Phone: (412) 359-6671
Fax: (412) 359-3433