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Program Curriculum

Our residency program uses an X+Y (4+1) scheduling model. Residents rotate on GIM, CCM, Night Medicine, or Subspecialties during their X weeks, and they have their continuity clinic experience during their Y weeks. View a sample schedule for each training year (PDF).

Residents complete at least one rotation in each of the major subspecialties* of internal medicine, with additional opportunity to repeat the same rotation in a different year as scheduling permits.

In addition to Teaching Rounds, residency conferences include:

  • Morning Report
  • Noon Conference
  • PGY-3 led Morbidity and Mortality Conference (with discussion of root cause analysis)
  • PGY2-led Journal Club

Internal Medicine Electives*

(*denotes major subspecialty)

  • Addiction Medicine (Mercy/Presbyterian, R2-R3 only)
  • Admit/Medical Consultation* (R3 only)
  • Cardiology*
  • Emergency Medicine*
  • Endocrinology*
  • Gastroenterology*
  • Geriatrics*
  • Infectious Diseases*
  • Hematology/Oncology*
  • Malignant Hematology (inpatient at UPMC Cancer Center)
  • Nephrology*
  • Neurology*
  • Palliative Care*
  • Primary Care Office (private office)
  • Psychiatry*
  • Pulmonary Diseases*
  • Research (R2-R3 only)
  • Rheumatology*
  • Toxicology (Mercy/Presbyterian, R2-R3 only)

Residents listening to lecture.

Picture of residents listening to lecture.

Residents may also request away rotations in subspecialties (after completing the subspecialty rotation at UPMC Mercy first) at other UPMC or outside facilities.

What our Residents are saying about their rotations — excerpts from 2022-2023 academic year: