Department of Medicine

Department of Medicine

 Internal Medicine Residency Program 

Program Overview

Mission Statement of the Residency Program

At the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, we are dedicated to developing physicians who will be leaders in current and future health systems. Our mission is to train physicians and physician-scientists of diverse experiences and talents to become agents of change, enabling our graduates to transform the field of medicine by providing  compassionate, evidence-based care for patients of all needs and backgrounds. We optimize residents' training by immersing them in an environment that engenders high-quality patient-centered care. Our clinical training is based upon an innovative curriculum, dedicated mentorship programs, a strong infrastructure to support resident research, and individualized educational experiences to facilitate the career goals of each resident. It is a privilege to work with our residents and to foster their professional development.

Mark T. Gladwin, MD
Department of Medicine
Jennifer Corbelli, MD, MS
Program Director
Internal Medicine Residency Training

Core Programs

The University of Pittsburgh Internal Medicine Residency Program is known for its innovative curriculum, with a strong emphasis placed on ensuring the complete personal and professional development of each resident. The unique strength of our program is that it allows residents to individualize their education without compromising the strong core internal medicine foundation that residency provides or the unity of the group as a whole.

The traditional categorical program contains a mix of inpatient, subspecialty, and outpatient rotations. Our residents spend every other month on an "in clinic" block, during which they spend one full day in their own continuity clinic and the other 4 days of the week on elective and ambulatory rotations. When on "out of clinic" months, they rotate on the wards and ICUs, and have a co-resident "buddy" who is in clinic to help manage their primary care patient during their inpatient rotations. Our program is designed with a high degree of flexibility of tracks, rotations, interest groups and experiences  to allow all residents to tailor their residency experience to match their career goals. For a printable pdf overview of our Internal Medicine Training program, click here.

For individuals interested in a combined medicine and pediatrics career, we offer our Med-Peds program, which is a joint residency involving the medicine programs at UPMC Presbyterian and UPMC Shadyside and the pediatrics program at the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. UPMC Internal Medicine/Pediatrics Residency Training Program