The Department Family Medicine strives to be a regional, national, and international model of excellence in education, research, and clinical care.
We develop innovative approaches to education, research, and community outreach, leading to exemplary personalized healthcare across the lifespan.
Our mission is three-fold:
- Provide high-quality patient care;
- Support research initiatives; and
- Equip future physicians with the competencies required for patient-centered care and nurture their leadership characteristics
To advance this mission, the Department delivers care at multiple health centers, office practices, and hospitals throughout Pittsburgh, western Pennsylvania, and the state. We are engaged in international activities to bolster family medicine. Our faculty is engaged in local, regional, state, and national leadership.
Research and community-based health is conducted by the faculty and research team. Faculty also lead medical school and graduate medical education courses and programs.
Our Department is expanding. Our three original affiliated residencies – UPMC McKeesport, UPMC Shadyside, and UPMC St. Margaret – are three of the oldest family medicine residency programs in the country. Recently we have expanded to include affiliated family medicine residency programs at UPMC Altoona, UPMC Horizon, UPMC Pinnacle Lititz, UPMC Pinnacle Harrisburg, and UPMC Susquehanna, with plans for future expansion.
These eight family medicine residencies are in urban, suburban, and rural communities where they provide invaluable community-based patient care and clinical experiences for trainees. These Residencies also support a variety of fellowship programs: faculty development, geriatrics, sports medicine, and palliative care.