At UPMC Emergency Medicine, we believe that low patient-to-physician ratios in an emergency department are necessary to promote superior patient care and physician satisfaction and longevity. Each UPMC Emergency Department maintains generous physician staffing ratios that allow our physicians to deliver quality care. We believe strong physician coverage creates a safer and more effective care environment for patients and physicians.
UPMC Emergency Medicine offers numerous employment options to suit the varied needs of our physicians. This flexibility allows our doctors to choose the balance of compensation and work that best fits their goals.
UPMC Emergency Medicine’s model is to employ physicians at one emergency department, which is identified in the physician's employment agreement. Physicians will not be required to work at any site that is not agreed upon by the physician.
UPMC Emergency Medicine does offer split contracts between two sites as well as options for physicians who want to supplement their compensation with additional clinical time.
Because UPMC Emergency Medicine serves many hospitals in the region, physicians enjoy the flexibility of working in a system that lets them choose the emergency department setting that best matches their career goals without changing their employer or leaving the area.