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bullet point  Introduction to Pitt Fellowships in Family Medicine
The Department of Family Medicine seeks to further post-graduate education by offering fellowships in Geriatrics, Sports Medicine, and Faculty Development.
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bullet point  Family Medicine Faculty Development Fellowships

Clinical Educator Track (2 years)

The Faculty Development Fellowship Program began in 1982 at UPMC St. Margaret and is now an integral part of the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh. Supported by UPMC St. Margaret, together with Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) federal grant support since 1992, the program has graduated over 60 fellows, more than any other full-time fellowship in the country.

The core of this fellowship program includes training in all aspects of teaching plus basic research, administrative, leadership and presentation skills, as well as opportunities to enhance clinical skills and learn new procedures. Also included is specific training in evidence-based medicine, underserved care and experience teaching medical students at the University of Pittsburgh. Special program options include an additional degree, Master of Public Health, Master of Medical Education or Master of Clinical Research, Balint training and a combined program with private practice. Seminars may include shared sessions with internal medicine, geriatrics, and pediatric fellows. Individualized programs are encouraged. Length of fellowship is 24 months. An optional one-year fellowship is offered minus the additional degree.

Clinical Researcher Track (2-3 years)

The objectives of the Clinical Researcher Fellowship reflect the mission within the Department of Family Medicine and the expertise of the faculty: reducing disparities in clinical delivery, immunizations research and improving quality and access to health care for patients in primary care community-based settings. Fellows will benefit from the supportive research environment within the Center for Primary Care Community-Based Research housed in the Department of Family Medicine, including multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary research teams and a well-developed infrastructure. Clinical Researcher Fellows will receive comprehensive training in the methodology of community-based research through coursework for a Master of Public Health or Master of Clinical Research degree as well as completing a mentored research project.

Contact Information
Stephen Wilson, MD, MPH
Associate Director, Faculty Development
412-622-7343 x310
UPMC St. Margaret,  815 Freeport Rd,  Pittsburgh, PA 15215
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bullet point  Geriatrics Fellowship
The Geriatric Fellowship Program trains physicians across the continuum of care: the home setting, ambulatory care, acute care hospitalization, rehabilitation, and adult day care. Clinical experiences include practice in outpatient geriatric assessment, inpatient consultation, inpatient geropsychiatry, nursing homes, and adult day care centers.

The Fellow becomes comfortable working with other health care professionals as part of an interdisciplinary team in which the focus is on functional status and the quality of life. Both a one-year clinical and a two-year academic track are offered. Fellows who complete either track are eligible to sit for the Qualifying Examination in Geriatric Medicine.

The Geriatric Fellowship is administered through the UPMC Shadyside Internal Medicine Residency Program and is available to graduates of family practice and internal medicine residencies
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bullet point  Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowships
The UPMC Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowships are designed to prepare physicians to treat a multitude of injuries and illnesses in a variety of athletic settings.

These community-based, university-affiliated fellowships are offered at UPMC Shadyside and UPMC St. Margaret. The fellowships are strengthened by the programs' relationships with the University of Pittsburgh Department of Family Medicine and Department of Orthopaedics as well as professional, collegiate, and high school sports teams throughout Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. While each fellowship is unique, educational opportunities are maximized by the close working relationship between these two programs.

Contact Information
Susan Laird
Academic Coordinator
(412) 623-2028
519 SON, 5230 Centre Avenue,,  Pittsburgh, PA 15232
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