Program Overview

Mission Statement

At the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, we are dedicated to developing physicians who will be leaders in current and future health systems. Our mission is to train physicians and physician-scientists of diverse experiences and talents to become agents of change, enabling our graduates to transform the field of medicine by providing compassionate, evidence-based care for patients of all needs and backgrounds. We optimize residents’ training by immersing them in an environment that engenders high-quality patient-centered care. Our clinical training is based upon an innovative curriculum, dedicated mentorship programs, a strong infrastructure to support resident research, and individualized educational experiences to facilitate the career goals of each resident. It is a privilege to work with our residents and to foster their professional development.

Core Programs

The University of Pittsburgh Internal Medicine Residency Program is known for its innovative curriculum and for the strong emphasis it places on ensuring the complete personal and professional development of each resident. The program’s unique strength is that it allows residents to individualize their education without compromising the residency’s internal medicine core or the unity of the group as a whole.

The traditional categorical program comprises a mix of inpatient, subspecialty, and outpatient rotations. Our residents spend every other month on an “in clinic” block, during which they spend one full day in their own continuity clinic and the other 4 days on elective and ambulatory rotations. During the “out of clinic” months, they rotate on the wards and ICUs, while a co-resident “buddy” in the clinic helps to manage their primary care patients. We built into our program a high degree of flexibility for tracks, rotations, interest groups and experiences so residents can tailor their residency experience to match their career goals. For a printable pdf overview of our Internal Medicine Training program, click here.

For individuals interested in a combined medicine and pediatrics career, we offer our Med-Peds program, which is a joint residency involving the medicine programs at UPMC Presbyterian and UPMC Shadyside and the pediatrics program at the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh.  UPMC Internal Medicine/Pediatrics Residency Training Program