Department of Medicine

Department of Medicine

   Internal Medicine Residency Program

Life Changing Residency




Ambulatory Elective Rotations

Ambulatory training in subspecialty areas is available to generalist track residents as it is for all residents including training in cardiology, pulmonary, infectious diseases, nephrology, endocrinology, gastroenterology, hepatology, heme/oncology, geriatrics, HIV and rheumatology. A rotation in community primary care is also offered to all residents at UPMC. In addition special electives have been developed for the generalist track residents. These electives are available for all track residents in their second and third year of the residency:

Advanced Physical Diagnosis/Master Educator—Developed for Generalist Track residents, this seminar series now is available to all UPMC residents and teaches education techniques in advanced physical diagnosis.

Alternative and Complementary Medicine—Offered at Shadyside Center for Complementary Medicine, this rotation includes exposure to acupuncture.

Cross-Cultural Experience—This takes place in Chinle, Arizona, at the Indian Health Service.

Dermatology for the Internist—This is available only to residents in the Generalist Track.

Musculoskeletal Month—This was developed exclusively for the Generalist Track and includes caring for patients in orthopedics, physical medicine, and rehabilitation and sports medicine rotations.

Ophthalmology for the Internist—This rotation allows residents to care for outpatient nonoperative disorders of the eye.

Private Practice—This is an elective with the Kaiser Permanente Health Maintenance Organization in Boulder, Colorado.

Psychiatry for the Internist—Residents care for ambulatory psychiatric patients under the supervision of faculty psychiatrists.

Rural Medicine—Residents have the opportunity to work at an office practice in a rural setting of Fayette County, Pennsylvania.

Women's Health—Residents rotate with general medicine faculty who have special expertise in women's health. Emphasis is placed on the acquisition of skills in gynecology.