Why Choose UPMC's Internal Medicine Residency Program?

Research Opportunities

See: LEAD Program (LEadership And Discovery Program)


Full Spectrum of Research Opportunities in ALL Departments

(Basic science  →  Translational  →  Clinical  →  Epidemiology  →  QI  → Medical Education)


Assigned Faculty Research Point People in Each Department

These faculty members know the details of their department’s research and help Interns/Residents find a mentor with similar interests to their own. Divisions also continually updated a list of “shovel-ready projects,” i.e. projects with a principal investigator with experience mentoring residents and projects on a  timeline conducive to scholarly productivity on a resident’s schedule.


Presentation and Publication Opportunities

Residents have access to coverage to present at national conferences during all three years of Residency. They also receive funding to help with travel and lodging expenses.


Research Track

The Internal Medicine Residency offers TWO research focused tracks (ABIM Research Pathway and Clinical Scientist Track) that provide additional focused training to help succeed in a career as a Physician-Scientist.