The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) is the leading health care system in western Pennsylvania and is the clinical hub of one of the nation’s most renowned academic medical programs. Together with the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, UPMC hospitals train more than 1,300 residents and fellows each year in 82 specialty areas. For more general information about the UPMC Health System, visit the UPMC Facts & Stats page.
- Is the only hospital in southwestern Pennsylvania that is dedicated solely to the care of infants, children, and young adults
- Has 263 private family-centered patient rooms, 48 critical care beds, and a 41-bed emergency department
- Has more than 400,000 visits to its hospital and neighborhood locations each year
- Is located on a new site with a green campus and quiet building, designed to provide family-centered services with attention to patient safety and high-quality care
- Is nationally recognized for its use of green technology and its electronic medical record system
- Features a 10-story research center
- Rotations here include the general pediatrics floors, subspecialty floors, emergency department, pediatric intensive care unit (PICU), and neonatal intensive care unit (NICU)
UPMC Presbyterian and UPMC Montefiore Hospitals
- Two major hospitals located next to each other in a complex connected by an indoor pedestrian bridge
- Together have 625 medical/surgical and 150 ICU beds
- Have more than 32,000 inpatient admissions annually
- Are home to the world-renowned Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute
- Are designated a Level 1 Regional Resource Trauma Center
- Rotations here include the general medicine floors, subspecialty consults, emergency room, coronary care unit (CCU), and cardiac pavilion
- Has 485 medical/surgical beds
- Is just a 10-minute drive from UPMC Presbyterian and Montefiore
- Is located near the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI) and the Hillman Cancer Center, which feature nationally recognized, cutting-edge cancer treatment and research
- Rotations here include the general medicine floors, subspecialty consults, and the medical intensive care unit (MICU)
- Has the largest NICU in Pennsylvania, treating more than 1,000 seriously or critically ill newborns annually
- Is involved in more than 8,000 births per year, accounting for 45% of the births in Allegheny County
- Is a regional referral center for high-risk maternal care
- Is recognized as a National Center of Excellence in Women’s Health
- Rotations include the newborn nursery and NICU
In July 2008, General Internal Medicine and Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC began a combined Med-Peds continuity clinic for residents located in nearby Turtle Creek, Pennsylvania. The site already had a well-established pediatric practice in a branch of the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Primary Care Centers. Our patient population served is a mix of ethnic/racial groups and socioeconomic statuses. We have robust panel of patients of all ages. In their continuity clinic, our residents see equal numbers of adults and children over the course of the year.
Our residents hold their continuity clinic one afternoon a week (for example, every Wednesday). A Med-Peds ambulatory-based pre-clinic conference is conducted by residents and the preceptor as a group 30 minutes before clinic patients are scheduled. The curriculum covers topics important for the ambulatory med-peds physician and includes vaccinations, tobacco cessation, weight management, hypertension, outpatient diabetic care, colic, and anticipatory guidance. Residents precept their patients with med-peds and pediatrics faculty whose sole responsibility for the half-day is to teach and supervise residents in their clinics.
Our residents do not have clinic during medicine or pediatric intensive care unit rotations or coronary care unit rotation. Beginning in 2014, our residents will have no continuity clinic while on inpatient medicine wards, aligning with the 4+4 block schedule the internal medicine residency has adopted.
Department of Pediatrics
1 Children's Hospital Drive
4401 Penn Avenue
AOB Suite 5400
Pittsburgh, PA 15224