Training Sites

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.


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 intensive care unit (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
  • Housestaff spend the majority of their rotations at these hospitals in the medical ICU, coronary care unit (CCU), cardiac pavilion, emergency room, subspecialty consults, continuity clinics, general medicine floors, and other sites


Veterans Affairs Pittsburgh Healthcare System (VAPHS) 

  • Has 108 medical/surgical beds
  • Is only a 5- to 10-minute walk from UPMC Presbyterian and UPMC Montefiore
  • Is a large referral center for VA facilities throughout the region
  • Offers downloadable videos of Medical Grand Rounds each week from UPMC Presbyterian and UPMC Montefiore
  • Approximately 25% of rotations are here in the VA ICU/CCU, Emergent Care Center (ECC), continuity clinics, general medicine floors, and other sites


UPMC Shadyside Hospital

  • Has 485 medical/surgical beds
  • Is just a 10-minute drive from UPMC Presbyterian and UPMC 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
  • Serves as a training site for UPCI hematology/oncology wards


Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC

  • Is recognized as a National Center of Excellence in Women’s Health
  • Houses faculty who specialize in gender-specific care and are affiliated with UPMC’s divisions of cardiology, gastroenterology, rheumatology, and oncology
  • 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 the largest neonatal ICU in Pennsylvania, treating more than 1,000 seriously or critically ill newborns annually
  • Is the site of elective experiences in the Women’s Health Track


Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC

  • Has more than 400,000 visits to its hospital and neighborhood locations each year
  • Was rated the ninth best pediatric hospital in the country by Child Magazine in 2005
  • Was ranked seventh in funding from the National Institutes of Health in 2005