Electives

  • Adolescent Medicine
  • Addiction Medicine
  • Administrative
  • Allegheny Reproductive Services
  • Allergy/Immunology
  • Anesthesiology
  • Direct Primary Care
  • Endocrinology
  • Faculty Development
  • Integrative Medicine
  • Gastroenterology
  • Geriatric Elective
  • Global Health
  • Heart Station
  • Hematology/Oncology
  • Infectious Disease
  • Lifestyle Medicine
  • Nephrology 
  • Obstetrics
  • Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
  • PACT
  • Pain Management
  • Palliative Care
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Podiatry
  • Point of Care Ultrasound
  • Primary Care Precision Medicine
  • Pulmonary
  • Radiology
  • Research
  • Rheumatology
  • Rural Practice
  • Rural ER
  • Student Health
  • Urgent Care
  • 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) during their three years of residency training. Residents match with one of five 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, global health, pediatrics, and women’s health.  Residents learn through work in multidisciplinary teams; individualized work with faculty; preparation and presentation of their own projects; and conducting peer evaluations.  Each senior resident takes the lead on a multidisciplinary QI project intervention that is presented at the annual Scholarly Presentation 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 pursue 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; the Faculty Development Fellowship is 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. The Faculty Development and Internal Medicine Geriatrics Fellowship programs are based at UPMC Shadyside and administered on-site. More information can be obtained through our program.