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Department of Medicine

Department of Medicine

 Internal Medicine Residency Program 




Program Tracks

The unique strength of our program is that it allows residents to individualize their education without compromising the unity and camaraderie of the group as a whole. For internal medicine residents who have a specific area of interest, we offer the following tracks:

Women's Health Track

Generalist Track

Geriatrics Track

Global Health and Underserved Populations Track

Clinical Scientist Track

International Scholars Track

American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Research Pathway


Residents in these tracks still receive core components of internal medicine training, but they have different electives and didactic sessions that provide specialized training in their area of interest. Although some residents pursue a career in the area of interest, many choose traditional subspecialty fellowships. The tracks are integrated into the curriculum so that all residents still feel part of a unified program with the option of developing special interests. In addition, all housestaff are welcome to and benefit from the learning experiences of the various tracks. For example, all tracks have specialty lecture series that are open to all housestaff and medical students.


One-Year Training Programs (Transitional Year and Preliminary Year)

For applicants who plan to pursue a residency program in a field other than internal medicine after the internship year, we offer the following 1-year training programs:

UPMC Preliminary Year Residency Program

UPMC Transitional Year Residency Program