Family Medicine faculty are dedicated to medical student education at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, where they direct and teach several courses. Some of which include Physical Diagnosis, Medical Interviewing, Advanced Medical Interviewing, Medical Decision Making, Ethics, Dermatology – Office-based Procedures, and Ambulatory Care. A consistent theme for each of our educational activities teach medical students how to care and support the individual within the context of the family while building therapeutic relationships to bring about improved health and health outcomes.
Graduate Medical Education is also major component of the department. There are eight affiliated family medicine residency programs: UPMC Altoona, UPMC Horizon, UPMC McKeesport, UPMC Pinnacle Lititz, UPMC Pinnacle Harrisburg, UPMC Shadyside, UPMC St. Margaret, and UPMC Susquehanna. Each residency site has numerous community-based outreach programs that spotlight health and wellness.
Residency health centers are certified Patient Centered Medical Homes that practice team-based care in a variety of ways with teams that can include nurse, medical assistants, social workers, behavioral scientists, clinical pharmacists.
UPMC Altoona Hospital delivers family medicine obstetrics training in a community-based hospital setting. The maternity care education for the residency programs in and closer to Pittsburgh is integrated and centered at McGee Womens Hospital.