Residency Training at UPMC Horizon

At UPMC Horizon we are committed to preparing each of our residents for the broad challenges of medicine, today and tomorrow.

UPMC Horizon is a 218-bed teaching hospital.

The residency program is a hospital- and ambulatory-care-based program that:

  • Is flexible in design, allowing the resident to focus on individual goals and objectives for personal and professional development.
  • Encompasses integrated learning with co-existing general surgery, orthopaedic, and internal medicine residency programs.
  • Focuses on continuity of care of the resident’s patient load with follow-on care whenever possible.

Residencies are currently available in the fields of:

We also provide:

  • Monthly evidence-based journal clubs
  • Computer skills training
  • A monthly practice management curriculum

UPMC Horizon’s residency program was designed to meet the requirements of the American Osteopathic Association (AOA).

The curriculum is superseded by:

  • UPMC Horizon house staff manual
  • The AOA basic standards

Doctor to Patient

At UPMC Horizon, we take pride in the fact that our doctor/patient relationships have been built on one unwavering principle — we treat patients the same way we would like to be treated, with:

  • Care
  • Compassion
  • Respect

This commitment, combined with our low doctor-to-patient ratio, provides residents with an exceptional opportunity to become involved in patient care on a one-to-one basis.

From the very beginning, residents:

  • Assume responsibility for their patients’ health and well-being.
  • Participate in hands-on patient treatment.
  • Have the advantage of treating their patients with the most up-to-date medical equipment available. 

As our residents make rounds at both the Shenango Valley and Greenville campuses, they have the opportunity to become personally involved with patients while diagnosing a wide variety of medical conditions.

Doctor to Doctor

Residents who train at UPMC Horizon can expect to receive the same personal, individualized attention from their attending physicians that they extend to their patients.

As our residents work side-by-side with expert physicians, they learn how to provide care that is both professional and compassionate.

An extremely low resident-to-physician ratio allows our residents to establish close, personal relationships with their mentors. 

What Residents Will Learn

In each area of study, residents are expected to:

  • Develop the ability to diagnose and treat patients
  • Create well-organized and complete medical records
  • Learn to recommend appropriate diagnostic and therapeutic approaches, based on —
    • Patient histories
    • Physical examinations
    • Laboratory tests
    • Diagnostic techniques and procedures

Residents also take primary responsibility for the care of their particular patients, under the guidance and direction of experienced physicians.

Residents' Duties

Residents perform many duties, including:

  • Visiting patients daily
  • Describing and charting each patient’s progress
  • Recording patient histories
  • Performing physical examinations
  • Writing differential diagnoses
  • Making daily rounds with the attending physician
  • Participating in grand rounds and departmental conferences
  • Attending medical and specialty sessions

Residents also participate in committees, such as:

  • House staff meetings
  • Medical Care Committee
  • OMT Committee
  • Cancer conferences

Whether doctor-to-patient or doctor-to-doctor, the special one-to-one relationships nurtured at UPMC Horizon benefit everyone involved.

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