The required four-week Family Medicine Clerkship is consistently ranked by Pitt medical students as one of the top clerkships. During this rotation, students develop skills in practicing family medicine, including primary care adult medicine, pediatrics, gynecology, dermatology, sports medicine, prenatal care, office-based procedures, and psychiatry. The majority of student time is spent in patient care at a variety of sites throughout western Pennsylvania, including multiple UPMC sites from Pittsburgh to Altoona, the Washington Hospital Family Medicine Residency, Heritage Valley Family Medicine Residency, Squirrel Hill Health Center, and several physician practices.
Didactics are offered every Monday morning, and the Final Exam Day includes the NBME Family Medicine shelf exam and a three-station OSCE
Course Director: Robin Maier, MD, MS
Course Coordinator: Patti Zahnhausen, BA