Dear Future Colleague,
Thank you for your interest in the Internal Medicine Residency Training Program at UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside, historically known as Shadyside Hospital.
The goal of our program is to train intelligent and compassionate physicians. We view residency as the single most important period in the professional development of physicians. With this in mind, our program is designed to enhance your personal strengths while challenging you intellectually. By providing a positive working environment that focuses on honing critical thinking and active learning, we hope to equip you with the necessary skills to practice medicine whether you choose to devote your career to clinical care, teaching or clinical or basic research.
Shadyside Hospital has been a teaching institution since it was first founded in 1866. It has a reputation for providing first-class medical care while maintaining a collegial atmosphere for its patients and physicians. We are a training site of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and School of Medicine, highly ranked both nationally and regionally with top scores in 15 adult specialty areas. This affiliation allows us to offer a spectrum of clinical and research opportunities in internal medicine. For the resident, this means reaping the benefits of an academic institution in the intimate atmosphere of a community hospital. We offer a wide variety of experiences in inpatient and ambulatory medicine and many opportunities to develop scholarship in research. Our graduates have gone on to fellowship training at our own institution and at other prominent centers throughout the country.
Our focus is not solely directed at the academic development of our residents. We view residents as our most valuable assets, and we provide a friendly and supportive working environment. Residents from a variety of backgrounds have felt at home here, which we like to see as a growing Shadyside tradition. We invite you to learn more about our program, and we wish you the best of luck as you pursue your career as a physician.
Diwakar Davar, MD
Chief Medical Resident, 2012–2013.