Electives

  • Adolescent Medicine
  • Allergy/Immunology
  • Anesthesiology
  • Endocrinology
  • Integrative Medicine
  • Gastroenterology
  • Global Health
  • Heart Station
  • Hematology/Oncology
  • Infectious Disease
  • Nephrology 
  • Obstetrics
  • PACT
  • Pain Management & Rehabilitation
  • Palliative Care
  • Podiatry
  • Public Health
  • Pulmonary
  • Radiology
  • Rheumatology
  • Rehabilitation
  • Rural Practice
  • Rural ER
  • Any required rotation may be taken as an elective

 

All PGY 1, PGY 2 and PGY 3 residents will participate in a Longitudinal Outpatient Practice Improvement Rotation (LOPIR) for the entire three years of their residency. Residents match with one of four workgroups, focused on improving the quality of care for a given sphere of outpatient primary care provided at the Family Health Center. These groups include behavioral health, chronic care/diabetes, pediatrics, and women’s health.  Residents learn through work in multidisciplinary teams; individualized work with faculty; preparation and presentation of their own projects; conduct peer evaluations.  Each senior resident takes the lead on a multidisciplinary QI project intervention that is presented at the annual Scholarly Activity Day. Residents are encouraged and supported in presenting their work at regional and national conferences.  Grant funding is available when needed to support the residents’ work.

For those who wish to further their training beyond the three-year curriculum, UPMC Shadyside offers fellowship opportunities in Primary Care Sports Medicine, administered by UPMC St. Margaret, with office hours and the lecture series provided at UPMC Shadyside; Faculty Development Fellowship, administered jointly through UPMC St. Margaret's and UPMC Shadyside's residency programs; and two Geriatric Fellowships, administered through the Division of Internal Medicine or UPMC St. Margaret. Both the Faculty Development and IM Geriatrics Fellowship programs are based at UPMC Shadyside and administered on-site. Further information can be obtained through the Family Medicine Residency Program.