SCHOOL OF MEDICINE  |  PITT HOME  |  FIND PEOPLE

Department of Medicine

Department of Medicine

 Internal Medicine Residency Program 


Innovative Curriculum

Training Tomorrow's Teachers and Leaders

   

We believe that the best training experience depends on giving physicians graded responsibility during their years of training. First-year residents are considered to be their patients' primary physician, and they develop their therapeutic plans, write their orders, and make decisions about their care under the careful supervision of a junior or senior resident and a faculty attending physician. As residents progress through the program and attain greater patient responsibilities and independence, they become team educators and leaders.

Residents start leading teams in their second year with the attending joining on rounds up to twice a week. This fosters significant autonomy.