Department of Medicine

Department of Medicine

   Internal Medicine Residency Program

Life Changing Residency




Generalist Track - Special Features

Unique Schedule of Clinical Rotations

Practice-Partnership Model

Core Curriculum of General Internal Medicine

Focus on Mastery of Clinical Skills

An Individualized Approach to Career Development

Option for Comprehensive Training in Research

The Clinical Scientist Training (CSTP) Program was developed as a training opportunity for residents interested in a research career. Residents who have an interest in research related to general internal medicine can participate in both the CSTP and the Generalist Tracks simultaneously.

Health Policy Curriculum

The Generalist Track and the Global Health and Underserved Populations Track have combined forces to sponsor and develop a curriculum in health policy. This consortium is composed of faculty and residents who have worked together to bring the current health care debate into the residency.

SGIM 2014 or Bust!

The Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM) is the professional home for general internists. This organization provides multiple opportunities for residents in general internal medicine to become skillful in research, education, and patient care. Members include physicians with international reputations in clinical care, research and education.

In 2011, the Generalist Track launched an effort to promote scholarly activity for track residents. The goals of this endeavor for each resident were:

The generalist track formed a working group that developed clinical vignettes for presentation to SGIM 2011. 100% of our submissions were accepted for poster presentations.

Training in Cost Conscious Care

The current economic and political climate has led the cost of modern day clinical practice to be scrutinized as never before. With the development of payment models that include Accountability Care Organizations, residents will not only need to be cognizant of the cost of their own decisions but also the costs of consultants care. Generalist track residents will be taught explicitly about the cost of care for their own patients in their clinics, on the wards and in morning report. The UPMC residency programs strives to make High Value Cost Conscious Care part of the everyday culture for the residents.

The LEAD Scholarly Project

As part of the residency LEAD program, generalist track residents have the opportunity to engage in health systems research, or quality improvement or curriculum development scholarly activities to develop expertise within a specific area of general internal medicine. Currently our residents are working on scholarly projects to develop and evaluate a curriculum in cost conscious care, an evaluation and comparison of primary care provided to HIV positive patients in HIV and primary care clinics, a curriculum for interns to educate 3rd year medical students, and an evaluation of the impact of media on health and health behaviors.